I beg to challenge that statement. See here:
or perhaps an older .22 that takes short, long, and LR and use this stuff:
Caution must still be employed however...
BTW - are you sure it is the squirrels digging the holes and not chipmunks,
moles, skunks, etc?
Keep in mind that 54% of the population is too stupid to operate a spoon.
While it's possible in a typical suburban neighborhood to evaluate a target
and determine if it's safe to take a shot, the odds (as shown earlier)
aren't even 50/50 that it'll be done safely.
Build a plywood box with a lid and one hole large enough for a piece of
exaust pipe at end of box. Put trap in box, close the lid, start the car
for a few minutes.
Old piece of fence post for chain link fence from scrap yard connects box
to car temporarly and box is also used to store trap when not in use.
Bait with peanut butter and bird seed, good for regular rats and bushy
tailed tree rats.
This works for me-
About $100 at Walmart- head shots at 50 yards. They taste pretty
good in spaghetti sauce.
Check your local ordinances for firing pellet guns - and for legality
of removing pests/seasons, etc..
If you can't shoot 'em - try 'Liquid Fence' -
The 'Deer & Rabbit' stopped a woodchuck from chewing off my peas this
They don't list squirrels in their 'pests' - so maybe squirrels don't
respond to smells as much as all the other pests they list.
I could use one of those raccoon hunters. My two cats will stalk a
squirrel but not jump it. They don't even want to *think* about
fighting a raccoon.
These are suburban cats, not country cats, though I did have a cat a
few years ago that ate rabbits. My daughter kept rabbits and one of
them was in love with a cat and kept uh making love to her and this
taught the cat two things: 1) rabbits are awful, and 2) rabbits are
easy to beat up. The cat wouldn't kill my domestic rabbits, but she
started bringing home wild rabbits for lunch.
on 10/3/2007 12:10 AM Bert Byfield said the following:
When I had my inground pool installed years ago, there was a lot of dirt
around the area from backfilling and grading.
A squirrel was making his pickups for the winter and was crossing the
dirt area to get from the woods to the next yard.
My cat was outside and saw this, so he hid behind the pool pump and
waited for the squirrel to come by.
As the squirrel approached, my cat crouched down, and with tail wagging,
waited for the squirrel to get near. When the squirrel passed, the cat
ran out and attacked the squirrel. There was a hell of a fight and it
looked like a cartoon fight. A big swirling cloud of dust with paws and
tails sticking out. Finally, the cat returned to the pool pump and the
squirrel continued on his quest. Thereafter, the cat just watched the
squirrel going back and forth .
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