In the ongoing battle of humans vs. animals, Prospect Heights resident Dylan Thurston and his roommates have come up with a novel solution: coyote urine pellets.

Though not endorsed by animal control agencies for use against cats, Dylan has found that the popular folk remedy has its merits and started using it to keep the feral felines from treating his backyard as a community litter box.

We at ANIMAL have no problems with the creative use of urine, especially in the struggle against feline dominance. However, a back yard sprinkled with a few of these bad boys would probably do the trick and not stink up the place, which is the whole purpose in the first place.(Photo: Ari Moore/flickr)