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Old 01-14-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Hi all,
I found a pile of acorns under my kitchen sink. I've heard no critters running around, had no problems with food being nibbled on, and have seen no other signs of anything living in my house. Is this a squirrel? Or maybe a mouse? Any ideas???
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Could very well be a flying squirrel. They are much smaller than your typical squirrel and can be using your house as a home. They can squeeze in little bitty gaps (like around pipes) like mice can. I say make sure he is not in there and then seal up any gaps with Great Stuff or something similar.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:49 PM
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Could very well be a flying squirrel. They are much smaller than your typical squirrel and can be using your house as a home. They can squeeze in little bitty gaps (like around pipes) like mice can. I say make sure he is not in there and then seal up any gaps with Great Stuff or something similar.
Maybe it is the same thing you found in your bathroom. What was that? A possum? That was scary!
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Yea, that was a possum and thankfully a one time weird fluke! I think he was more scared of where he found himself than I was of finding him there LOL!.
I don't think possums eat or hoard acorns though? And they are to big to be found under this persons sink I believe.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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Could well be a gray squirrel as well. Check the entire area for openings and seal them. Is the house new? If not, it could have just been a kid who gathered acorns.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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Default Acorms

This is hilarious! I have laughed and laughed. Thanks for posting - keep us up to date on what you discover!
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Squirrels love to chew/eat masonite siding. If you have that type of siding, you should inspect your house for any holes. The sink is a common area for squirrels (and sometimes Raccoons) because they can access the area from behind walls, and usually climb down from the attic. I had a house in Atlanta that had cedar plank siding and in a woodsy area. Frequently, little chipmunk squirrels climbed down from the eaves and into my kitchen. Funny story about that... I had a box of Cascade dw detergent that had a shiny green wrapper with a silver colored swirl at the bottom. And the little critter ate just the wrapper where the silver colored swirl was... and left the green. It looked almost like a kindergartner took scissors and cut out the swirl shape. LOL
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:11 AM
 
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chipmunks!! we have a friend in wisconsin and everytime they to to their lake cabin , they find acorns and other seeds under the comforters
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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I'm starting to agree. Squirrels seem to prefer attics and higher areas.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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Update- I finally got a Havahart trap (I felt too cruel putting down those sticky pads) and caught a little brown field mouse! Was actually kinda cute, but I drove him several miles away and released him. Will keep the trap out in case he was part of a little family or gang. And next I will need to search for any place he could have come in and seal it off. One mystery solved!
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