Contech Electronics CRO101 Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler

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  1. 117 of 122 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great Product That Really Works!, June 21, 2003
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    JJOJ (Oshkosh, Wisconsin United States) –

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    My husband and I were very disappointed to see that neighborhood rabbits had eaten our bean and pea plants to the stem after only two days of being in the ground. We wanted to keep the rabbits out of the garden area without chemicals, unsightly chicken wire, or traps. We purchased the scarecrow and absolutely love it! After replanting, our bean and pea plants are healthy and growing. The scarecrow seems to be doing its job of letting the rabbits know they are not welcome in the garden area. I have told friends and family about our happy results. I would recommend this item to anyone looking for a solution to unwanted intruders.

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  2. 147 of 150 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A good, if expensive solution, June 6, 2006
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    Coronet Blue (California) –
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    This review is from: Contech Electronics CRO101 Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler (Lawn & Patio)

    Before I bought my house I thought cats went in a litterbox. Well some do, but my yard is apparently more appealing to Leo, my neighbor’s cat, who is old and incontinent.

    If you are reading this you know that none of the sprays, repellants, etc do anything at all and should be removed from the market. But dog-gonnit, the Scarecrow works.

    There are a few minor things you should know, however. First, if you care about the Scarecrow leaking, be sure to assemble the unit with Teflon tape. Second, the Scarecrow is entirely plastic, right down to the spike that you drive into the ground. Not a big deal perhaps, but if your ground is hard you won’t be hammering the Scarecrow into the dirt. Finally, if your yard is good sized you’ll probably need two so crap avoidance has its price.

    –And don’t forget to run your hose in such a way that you can turn the water off before you approach the Scarecrow, because it will spray anything in its path; birds, the mailman, anything. This raises some interesting possibilities if you are plagued by door to door salesmen.

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  3. 301 of 312 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    It Works, August 15, 2004
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    Franz Metcalf (Los Angeles, CA United States) –
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    A couple thoughts on this very useful product which I feel slightly guilty about downgrading to four stars:

    First, the thing works perfectly, at least for me. Before the Scarecrow, my neighbor’s (big) dog left a (big) present on my lawn, every night. Since the Scarecow, never, not once.

    Well, okay, once, but that leads to comment two:

    The trouble is that the Scarecrow cannot distinguish between me, enjoying my garden on a fine Summer’s day, and the dog, doing his thing in the middle of the night. This means that I need to be very careful to set up access to the Scarecrow from behind, so I can turn it off and not get soaked every time I walk across the lawn. Once, I forgot to turn it back on, and, sure enough, that night the dog had done its thing.

    Of course this is both a critique and a compliment: the Scarecrow really works. It’s just not entirely convenient. Still, I wouldn’t be without it and Amazon has it for a great price and free shipping. Can’t beat that.

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