tiger, tiger

September 12, 2006

Someone bought a year’s worth of tiger dung for 240 pounds on ebay from Chessington Zoo. The zoo suggests it can be used to keep cats away. But it’s not clear what purpose the purchaser had in mind. I know of at least one entomologist, though, who always carries a piece in his pocket. Living where I do, I use the cats’ excrement to keep tigers away. So far it’s worked like a charm.
As William Blake might have put it:

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand’s intent
Could frame thy fearful excrement?

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2 Responses to “tiger, tiger”


  1. I also have 4 cats. I wonder if I could use their excrement to keep the deer away from my flower beds? (We’re a little low on tigers in Indiana.)

  2. tomeemayeepa Says:

    I’m a little dubious about the effectiveness of cat excrement as far as deer are concerned. I think you would be better off with tiger poo, or better still, several tigers (I might be able to supply some at a reasonable price). Alternatively, get rid of the flower beds.

    n.b. be very careful with cat litters. In many areas the laws are draconian e.g.:
    “Sec. 14-28. Removal of cat excrement from property not of owner.
    It shall be unlawful for a cat owner to permit any cat excrement to remain on any property, public or private, not owned by the cat owner, upon notification to the cat owner by the person owning, occupying, or lawfully in control of such property that the owner’s cat has defecated on such property. Upon such notification, the cat owner shall immediately remove the excrement from such property to a receptacle on property owned, occupied or lawfully controlled by such cat owner.
    (Code 1968, § 5-10)”


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