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Old 06-09-2021, 03:42 PM
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We have found small turds inside our outside gas grill on the bottom pan. I presume they are from mice or rats. Does anyone have recommendations on how to keep these critters out? (I don't want to roll the grill inside after each use).
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We have found small turds inside our outside gas grill on the bottom pan. I presume they are from mice or rats. Does anyone have recommendations on how to keep these critters out? (I don't want to roll the grill inside after each use).
Could very likely be anoles
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:03 PM
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Clean the grill.
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Catch the critters and make an example of them for their friends. I'm thinking blackened, with a garlic paste and a little wine reduction.
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Lifted my grill lid up on day found snake curled up ready to be barbecued. It’s outdoors things are going to get in.
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Clean the grill.
I have a lizard that likes to hide in mine. I figure he can't hurt anything and will vacate quickly when I light it so I'm not concerned.

If you happen to have mice or squirrels that could be more of a problem. I had to replace a propane line on one grill after the squirrels ate through it.
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Catch the critters and make an example of them for their friends. I'm thinking blackened, with a garlic paste and a little wine reduction.
Taste's like bacon.........

Brown Anoles - Eat The Weeds and other things, too
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We have found small turds inside our outside gas grill on the bottom pan. I presume they are from mice or rats. Does anyone have recommendations on how to keep these critters out? (I don't want to roll the grill inside after each use).
I keep the grill in our screened lanai under the roof. I grill when it rains and I don't get wet. No critters to worry about.
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Could very likely be anoles
I do get the occasional anole in our lanai but I've never noticed any "evidence" in the grill.
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Lifted my grill lid up on day found snake curled up ready to be barbecued. It’s outdoors things are going to get in.
Yikes!
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I have a lizard that likes to hide in mine. I figure he can't hurt anything and will vacate quickly when I light it so I'm not concerned.

If you happen to have mice or squirrels that could be more of a problem. I had to replace a propane line on one grill after the squirrels ate through it.
I had that happen to our grill propane line in New Jersey. We had LOTS of squirrels around. I had a coiled protector that a BBQ place installed over the line. Never had a problem after that with squirrels chewing through the line.

The coil looked like this.......
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I D dropping? Mentioned rats, mice. Could be many different animals. Rabbits for one.
Possum? A possum looks like a Chinese dragon head on a large rat body. Look before you stick your hand into anything.
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I've had lizards in my grill. They move pretty fast when I light the grill up. Amazingly, to my knowledge, I've never incinerated one.
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Clean the grill.
it is a good idea to clean the grill, but unless you are going to scrub every tidbit and remnant from it, I doubt it would be an effective preventative for the lizards. They don't eat much, and they don't need much attractant.
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