For the last month I have had squirrels living in my attic.
I have just bought a trap for catching them alive. Are there any
organizations that I can contact that will pick up these trapped squirrels?
On Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:46:22 -0500, Stormin Mormon
If there was, it wouldn't be a nationwide organization.
Take them out to the woods at least a couple miles away. They'll be
fine. I saw a squirrel running across my fence this morning, ignoring
the 6" of snow on the ground.
That reminds me. I never did hear back from that guy.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:53:18 PM UTC-5, micky wrote:
Scientists who have actually studied this say you're wrong:
And that study with poor survival was done in *summer*, an ideal time
compared to winter when it's 10F and they have no nest for shelter.
I saw a squirrel running across my fence this morning, ignoring
Yeah and it has a nice 2ft thick nest that it built months ago
for shelter. The squirrel you dump off 2 miles away in the
middle of nowhere, doesn't. The squirrel in your back yard has
some idea where it's buried nuts so it can go look for them, too.
And do what with them? Release them a block
A couple decades ago, a friend of my father got
tired of the squirrel in his bird feeder, so he
(military veteran, and lives in the country) shot
it. Next day, same deal. He gave up after 300
Please consult with some repair guys, and find
out how they are getting in. Patch the holes.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:48:30 AM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:
We tried trapping them and taking them for a ride across the river. After 7
0+ squirrel relocations one summer I kept count), I'd had enough so I shot
the next one I saw. Didn't see a squirrel for months after that. I guess ne
ws travels quickly in the squirrel community.
across the river. After 70+ squirrel relocations one
summer I kept count), I'd had enough so I shot the
next one I saw. Didn't see a squirrel for months after
that. I guess news travels quickly in the squirrel
You realize that the folks on other side of the river
had hired a service to deal with the spike in squirrel
population. They were doing trap and release on the
other side of the river.
Not necessary. They leave the attic during the day to look for food.
That's when you close up the holes in the attic.
Did it not occur to you that nobody here has any idea where you live?
Not even what country, let alone what city?
Why would you think that they'd need to be handed over to someone after
being caught? Do you not realize that squirrels have no problems living
You must be an american. Only americans are as dumb as you seem to be.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:19:04 AM UTC-5, Home Guy wrote:
This from the village idiot who doesn't know that squirrels do have a serious
problem living outside when it's winter, 0F, the ground is covered
with snow and they have no nest for shelter because they've been living in
an attic that is now blocked. They will likely die.
The google-groper dumbass trader4, while full-quoting and
What a complete dumbass you are.
If there are squirrels where the OP lives, then they are fully
acclimatized to that locality.
Squirrels have no problems living in areas that are heavily snow-covered
and remain at temps of under 15f for one or two months at a time. My
own back yard has 1+ foot of snow cover and has reached -5 f about a
dozen times this winter, and yet I count 10+ squirrels running around.
What an absolute fool you are thinking that squirrels are such delicate
If the OP was so concerned about them after release, he'd throw down a
10 lb bag of sunflower seeds for them. He MOST CERTAINLY would be
seeing other squirrels running around his neighborhood - other than the
ones using his attic.
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Where are you? New Jersey?
I knew they are dumber than a sack of hammers in NJ - you don't have to
keep proving it.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:10:11 AM UTC-5, Home Guy wrote:
Yes, that means they build a suitable nest to protect them from
the 0F temps, rain, snow, etc. In this case, they did that in the
attic. Locking them out from their nest in the above conditions,
and they likely will die.
That's because they have nests that are 2 ft thick that they built
from leaves in the Fall, idiot. In this case, the nest is in an attic
and you're locking them out.
Idiot. Food <> Shelter.
Here from a squirrel rehabilitator, who actually deals with squirrels,
unlike you, idiot:
" I consider trapping and moving ANY squirrel during the winter a potential
death sentence, as they are being moved away from their shelter and from t
heir food stores, just when they most desperately need both, and they are g
oing to a place which most likely has residents with established territorie
s and nest sites who will attempt to repel the intruder. In cases where the
homeowner simply cannot leave the squirrel(s) there until spring, they nee
d to get them to a rehabilitator who can keep them until it is safe to rele
ase them in the spring. "
Why the hell can't you use a real news reader, instead of one designed
for use by children and developmentally-retarded people?
The google-groper dumbass trader4, while full-quoting and
Squirrel nests are destroyed by wind, rain, ice all the time. Even in
If the OP (who we'll never hear from again) was so concerned, he could
put out sunflower seeds and peanuts for a week after the squirrels get
Squirrels are plentiful enough, and hardy enough, to not need special
care as he and you are anticipating.
Animal shelters are stressed enough because of your failing economy.
Let them focus their dwindling resources on animals that REALLY need
care and rehabilitation.
Animals that do not hibernate (like squirrels, rabbits, birds) are MUCH
LESS reliant on shelter in the winter vs animals that hibernate.
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