Gotta Start Killing Squirrels -- Hate To Do It

Personally planted 1,000 trees during the 60s-70s, and had 300 of them cut down with stumps ground 2005-6. The trees that were cut were chipped and the shavings shoveled via bulldozers but kept on the property to serve as a reservoir of mulch.
The ground stumps eventually rot and sink below ground level even if you heap them. You have to regularly add filler (from mulch reservoir) until the ground shavings and roots rot completely. Otherwise, you have craters that are hard on garden tractors -- and ankles.
Squirrels see these stump sites and assume that their walnuts and acorns are buried there. So they dig, removing the filler. You cannot replace the total amt. of filler they dig up by mere raking, so it's necessary to haul out the cart and bring up more filler from the mulch reservoir.
It's bad enough having to fight woodchucks -- killed six so far this year -- who burrow along the row of wild mulberry and cherry trees that define the east side property line, now it's war with the gray squirrel.
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I once heard of a guy who had problems with squirrels climbing up his bird feeder pole and eating all of the bird seed. He installed a switch inside the house and ran a wire out to the pole. When ever he saw the squirrel on the pole he would throw the switch. Maybe you could do something similar.
Good Luck,
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The squirrels learn that any motion within the window means to jump off the feeder. DAMHIKT.
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On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 16:08:39 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@home.home (Jack) wrote:

Simmered squirrel (black skillet), brown gravy and biscuits.
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Simmered tree rat doesn't sound good to me... but the biscuits and gravy do...
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On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 17:24:59 -0700, JimmyDahGeek wrote:

You're missing out. I would put properly prepared squirrel (if not too old as they are tough) in my top 5 favorite dishes.
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On Sun, 28 Jun 2009 02:00:58 +0000, Rick Brandt wrote:

Damn near as good as young fried cat.
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On Sun, 28 Jun 2009 02:00:58 GMT, Rick Brandt

"A woman is arrested for cultivating marijuana. Among the items seized as evidence are 40 frozen squirrels found in the woman's freezer. In addition to the drug charges, authorities cite the woman for exceeding the statutory limit for dead squirrels in her freezer (Source: Fresno Bee)."
"A man was arrested after an altercation with his wife. During the melee, he assaulted her with a frozen squirrel obtained from the couple's freezer. Police were at a loss to explain the presence of the frozen squirrel (Source: News of the Weird Online)."
"A schoolbus ran off the road, injuring 20, when a frozen squirrel hit the windshield. The bus driver reported that a car, with a frozen squirrel embedded in snow on the vehicle's roof, passed the bus moments before the accident (Source: USA Today)."
**So, what have we learned from all this? Three important things: freeze too many skwerls, you may go to jail; 2) frozen skwerls make good weapons; and 3) securely tie your frozen skwerls to the roof of your car before taking to the road...
http://www.scarysquirrel.org/special/frozen /
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And I've been using frozen cat pushsticks all this time. Squirrels are more plentifyl, maybe it is time for a change.
I'm amazed I have not been arrested yet. There are over 6,000 laws I need to learn about. <sigh>
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Oren wrote:

http://www.patchwork-pate.co.uk/product.php?productid 264&cat%8&page=1
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