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Old 07-11-13, 06:32 AM   #1
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Squirrels

The war is on!
I have some tomatoe plants in the garden. I had some tomatoes on those tomatoe plants. I now have 1 tomatoe on those plants.
It's time to thin the herd.
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Old 07-11-13, 06:42 AM   #2
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Squirrels laugh at my cats. Get a shotgun. This may have a deleterious effect on your tomatoes, however.
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Squirrels have a suicidal compulsion to throw themselves under bike tires. So I suggest you ride around your plants until all the squirrels kill themselves.
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I've been trying to deal with squirrels and my "container garden" on my porch. They like to dig everything up while it's young. Chili powder on the dirt seems to have helped some. I hear they don't like moth balls or peppermint oil.

If I had my way, I'd blast em. Town limits and all kind of kill that fun.
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I've been trying to deal with squirrels and my "container garden" on my porch. They like to dig everything up while it's young. Chili powder on the dirt seems to have helped some. I hear they don't like moth balls or peppermint oil.

If I had my way, I'd blast em. Town limits and all kind of kill that fun.
For container gardens, get some chicken wire and cut some of the strands, point them upwards so they form spikes. Place this an inch or so in the dirt around the plants with the spikes pointed upwards....the squirrels aren't fond of this....
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Squirrels eat tomatoes? The squirrels in my yard haven't gone near mine (pots or in ground) ever during the 3 years I've had a garden at this house. They do clean out the bird feeders every chance they get though. Maybe you could give them an alternative to tomatoes like bird seed.
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+1. I used to have a couple of them. They were fierce rat killers. Best part of all, they love to dig, so you can get them to dig your garden as well as protect it.

That is unless the squirrel gets wise and uses a tennis ball to distract them.

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Be glad they just eat your garden. They are eating my house. They found out they could chew through the wood shingle of my mansard roof, and build a nice cozy, protected nest. I have used a trap to thin the heard, first I was nice and relocated them. Then no more mister nice guy.... Use sunflower seeds as bait, they can not resist them.

I was riding with my wife last night, on of the furry bastards waited until she got close, < 6 inches, then ran in front of her. Near miss.
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Could be worse though. My folks who live in Western Mass can't even put out their bird feeders due to black bears. They had one on their porch looking for food just a few days ago. Luckily the bears aren't interested in my Dad's vegetable garden. The deer on the other hand......
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Old 07-11-13, 10:15 AM   #15
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I wish hunting from my frontyard was legal. We'd be swimming in venison by now. Mrs. A suggested I get a hunting bow last night... I talked her up to a crossbow.
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Brunswick Stew. When I lived up in the foothills, I used to collect these little guys in the freezer
until I had a potfull (four or five is enough). But you have to figure out how to legally off them.

I was far enough away from the neighbors that I could shoot them.
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Air rifles pack quite a wallop and would certainly work on tree dwelling rodents.
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Air rifles pack quite a wallop and would certainly work on tree dwelling rodents.
I have a nice break barrel air rifle that puts out about 1000 fps. It's more than enough to take care of the tree rats....but, I have a wife. She would be very upset if I were to blow 'em away.
Personally, I'd be delighted to pump some lead up their keisters.
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I have a nice break barrel air rifle that puts out about 1000 fps. It's more than enough to take care of the tree rats....but, I have a wife. She would be very upset if I were to blow 'em away.
Personally, I'd be delighted to pump some lead up their keisters.
She has to go shopping at some point and I doubt she would notice a few less furry tails in the trees when she gets back.
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She has to go shopping at some point and I doubt she would notice a few less furry tails in the trees when she gets back.
...............^^this, but you're better off with a head shot on squirrels.
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...............^^this, but you're better off with a head shot on squirrels.
Especially if they have a bunker

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I am seriously thinking about this in either the .22 or .177. Reportedly one of the quietest on the market. http://www.basspro.com/Benjamin-Tita...2042011050415/ Standard lead pellets rather than the high velocity orange which apparently go so fast in the .177 caliber that lose pattern accuracy and are loud because the break the sound barrier. The .22 doesn't have the muzzle velocity - around 950 rather than the 1100 plus, but far greater knockdown. The reason this is so much quieter is the air piston (Nitro Powered) rather than the spring piston of the others. Currently, just a slingshot, but they will clean out a bird feeder in minutes.
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I refer to it as "high velocity lead poisoning."
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