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Old 08-12-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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Geez...never knew we had so many animal lovers here on city-data

 
Old 08-17-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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"practically feral"? What does that mean? Actually, they're wild, and native. "Feral" refers to a non-native formerly domesticated animal that now lives as if wild.

Squirrels have adapted well to urban and suburban settings. Covering up the holes they got in through, and taking the live-trapped ones FAR away, is the only way short of killing them. They can find their way back from a few miles. If you can re-locate them to the other side of a river it helps.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Love squirrels. Don't shoot them. They were here before we were!
 
Old 08-19-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Home in NOMI
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I've shot squirrels (probably illegally) in my NE Mpls home, but wouldn't recommend it. They die slowly and painfully... I felt like the troll under the bridge doing it. After killing 3, I live trapped the rest to clear out my attic infestation, then nailed over the opening they were getting in.

Trapping or killing squirrels is like sucking all the air out of one end of a room with a vacuum cleaner - they refill the space as quick as you can clear 'em out.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 11:00 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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I've tried moth balls but I think they are just too small, even when I could hit them with one, it never had much effect on them
 
Old 08-20-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I've tried moth balls but I think they are just too small, even when I could hit them with one, it never had much effect on them
Agreed, mothballs don't work and they smell terrible....not recommended.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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Love squirrels. Don't shoot them. They were here before we were!

You people know that the only difference between a Rat and Squirrel is their tail? Rats dont have fur on theirs, Squirrels do.

Kill the squirrels. They are rodents. They are pests. And they are overpopulated. Let the BBs fly is what I say.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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I'm not sure if shooting is illegal but I believe that you aren't allowed to dispose of the body in your garbage. You will have to bury them and it would be time consuming conducting all of those funerals day after day. Better idea would be to get a stuffed toy squirrel, cut off it's head and stick it on a stake in a conspicuous spot with a note hanging on it that says "you!".
Ghengis - LOL! I couldnt rep you again - apparently you have to spread it out!
 
Old 08-20-2010, 12:30 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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Ghengis - LOL! I couldnt rep you again - apparently you have to spread it out!
Thanks, have to admit I borrowed some of that from Jack Handy...

"Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. Iíll go over to the personís house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, Iím gone, but you know what Iíve left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of its head with a note that says ďYou.Ē After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done."
 
Old 08-20-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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Thanks, have to admit I borrowed some of that from Jack Handy...

"Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. Iíll go over to the personís house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, Iím gone, but you know what Iíve left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of its head with a note that says ďYou.Ē After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done."
One of the oldest jokes in the universe....
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