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    If you have any remote suspicion about your neighbors I would invest in security camera.

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    Its definitely squirrels. I had that issue last year. 250 bucks worth of lights trashed. Reason squirrels like it? The wire is using soy based materials. Not much you can do about it other than filling their bodies with lead. BTW. I know for a fact it's squirrels. My neighbors can't reach 30 feet in the air to chew on wire.
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    Last year my girlfriend's Jeep required $1200 in repairs when squirrels chewed up the wiring harness. After it was repaired I painted the wiring with castor oil. No damage since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMcK View Post
    Last year my girlfriend's Jeep required $1200 in repairs when squirrels chewed up the wiring harness. After it was repaired I painted the wiring with castor oil. No damage since.

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    Any other repercussions, like a sent of cooking oil in the air?
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    Quote Originally Posted by algerdes View Post
    Any other repercussions, like a sent of cooking oil in the air?
    I was cautious at first for that very reason, but no bad odors or problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller View Post
    Its definitely squirrels. I had that issue last year. 250 bucks worth of lights trashed. Reason squirrels like it? The wire is using soy based materials. Not much you can do about it other than filling their bodies with lead. BTW. I know for a fact it's squirrels. My neighbors can't reach 30 feet in the air to chew on wire.
    I'm not sure why that possiblity didn't occur to me. I ought to know better...

    Where I work, we use use GPS for base station timing & 911 compliance. We kept having GPS antennas drop like flies one year and as it turned out, the plastic housing was being chewed up by squirrels. Come to find out, the manufacturer has switched to using peanut oil in one of their processes to save money and be more environmentally friendly... the squirrels noticed... and so did we once they filled with water and stopped working.

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    Ouch.
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    Default Re: Squirrel or neighbor with a grudge?

    Squirrel or a very tall Rabbit. I had LED's on a fence that looked exactly like that.

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    Had squirrel to chew the bulb off and leave bare wire. Found bulb buried in a flower pot a year later.

    Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by thg View Post
    Had squirrel to chew the bulb off and leave bare wire. Found bulb buried in a flower pot a year later.

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