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Old 04-10-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Anyone got ideas on how to keep a squirrel out of the gardening shed? I have a red squirrel that likes to take spruce cones into my shed, then he stores them there in whatever cubby hole/storage boxes he can find. Not one or two cones...I mean hundreds. It is starting to become a huge mess, and he leaves shredded cone fragments everywhere he eats.

Thanks,
Bud
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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How does he get in?

My first suggestion would be to discover his access hole(s) and plug them up. If you stuff something similar to chicken wire into the openings, and then fill it with that expanding foam insulation (the brand name escapes me) that should work well.

I have fought squirrels for years and the best outcome I was ever able to achieve was an impasse: I get the house, the squirrels get the yard.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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Agree with windflower. I'd double the chicken wire since the little boogers can chew through it.

Off topic a little ... Have you seen the Yankee Flipper bird feeder? I have never laughed so hard watching that squirrel trying so hard to get at the seed and going round and around and around. I bought my father-in-law one for Christmas and he loves it.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I would be happy to loan you my cat or my dog. They love to terrorize the poor squirrels. Haven't even seen a squirrel in the yard for quite some time.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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22 rim fire! Aim for the heart. Don't shoot til you see the whites of thier eyes! I keep plenty of sunflower seeds on the feeder and never have an issue with the critters.
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:21 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I keep plenty of sunflower seeds on the feeder and never have an issue with the critters.
rance you just have bigger critter problems

How is "stanley" the moose doing


karla
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Never did see her in the yard this last time home. She was up the road grazing next to the creek. I have reason to believe she will have a little one following her around come May. Should be pretty cute.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Never did see her in the yard this last time home. She was up the road grazing next to the creek. I have reason to believe she will have a little one following her around come May. Should be pretty cute.
we can name the baby Melvin

I was going to say "herbert" but that what we named the racoon that comes to visit.
get your camera read we will want pictures

karla
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Roger WILCO. May is the season for moose babies.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:16 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Roger WILCO. May is the season for moose babies.
So does this mean we get to name them all
YAY !!!!

karla

p.s. the heck with sending me seeds or a t-shirt Rance I want a baby moose !!!!!
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