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(Oregon Live)   A pest-removal company may have accidentally sealed a squirrel in your attic and it died. Do you: A) Demand they remove the carcass? B) Hire another company to remove it? C) Sue them for $112,000?   (oregonlive.com) divider line 56
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2012-04-26 09:23:11 PM
That's a lot of damages done by just one squirrel.
 
2012-04-26 09:25:02 PM
Rotting animal carcass is an awful smell and it can permeate your home.
 
2012-04-26 10:03:52 PM
When it's been dead a month, it's far too late for a squirrel revival.
 
2012-04-26 10:12:02 PM
1. Grasp firmly by tail
2. Walk to nearest door
3. Toss into neighbor's yard

Problem solved.
 
2012-04-26 10:17:38 PM
Um, I may have accidentally a squirrel in your attic...it this dangerous?
 
2012-04-26 10:20:23 PM
GaryPDX outrage.
 
2012-04-26 10:21:07 PM

krafty420: Um, I may have accidentally a squirrel in your attic...it this dangerous?


The whole thing?
 
2012-04-26 10:21:43 PM
The obvious solution.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-26 10:23:05 PM

rocketpants: The obvious solution.

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The Final Solution.

i2.listal.com
 
2012-04-26 10:23:55 PM
They said that in October 2010, the smell forced them to stop using their dining room. By the end of the year, small insects infested the carpeting.
um, hello you litigious bastards, way to drag your feet and not take any action. its always someone Else's fault. jesus h christ on a crutch.
 
2012-04-26 10:25:46 PM

I_Am_Weasel: When it's been dead a month, it's far too late for a squirrel revival.


t3.gstatic.com

Billy Witch Doctor Dot Com feel more comfortable with chickens.
 
2012-04-26 10:25:54 PM
A musician friend of mine used to moonlight as a chimney sweep.
He used to keep a dead, petrified squirrel in his tool box.
Whenever he was really low on cash, he'd break out the dead squirrel, and up-charge his customers an extra $50 for "Dead animal removal".

*end CSB*
 
2012-04-26 10:27:09 PM
Fox, a well-known community activist and City Hall watchdog...

Fox and Lytle, who have filed numerous small claims and other lawsuits in the past 15 years, are suing for negligence, breach of contract and violation of the state's unlawful trade practices act.


...tells you everything you need to know.

/Any relation to Dino (no M) Zaffina?
 
2012-04-26 10:30:15 PM
Once we had a weird (bad) smell in the house, and determined that it came from the heating vents in the floor. My ex went under the house and shook out the heating ducts, and a dead badger fell on him.

Go up in your farking attic and deal with it, you pansies.
 
2012-04-26 10:30:17 PM
From TFA Fox and Lytle, who have filed numerous small claims and other lawsuits in the past 15 years

I didn't have to read past this. I hate them so much right now I hope squirrels kill and eat them while they are sleeping.
 
2012-04-26 10:30:20 PM

mekkab: I_Am_Weasel: When it's been dead a month, it's far too late for a squirrel revival.

[t3.gstatic.com image 160x120]

Billy Witch Doctor Dot Com feel more comfortable with chickens.


i1199.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-26 10:32:02 PM
Fox and Lytle, who have filed numerous small claims and other lawsuits in the past 15 years, are suing for negligence, breach of contract and violation of the state's unlawful trade practices act.

Think we found the real source of the stench.
 
2012-04-26 10:33:07 PM
This could be a very clever plot to cover up the bodies of their future killing spree.

"No, officer, it's smelled like this since the dead squirrel. See? We even tried to sue because they wouldn't fix it!"
 
2012-04-26 10:33:23 PM

cryinoutloud: Once we had a weird (bad) smell in the house, and determined that it came from the heating vents in the floor. My ex went under the house and shook out the heating ducts, and a dead badger fell on him.

Go up in your farking attic and deal with it, you pansies.


Seriously.

They waited A YEAR to get the thing taken care of? They deserve to suffer.
 
2012-04-26 10:34:40 PM
 
2012-04-26 10:40:29 PM
I can't believe I'm the first one to find the source of the rancor -

" Fox and Lytle are former officers in the Hidden Springs Neighborhood Association."

/raw rancor-beast liver should be refrigerated.
 
2012-04-26 10:41:22 PM
Darn.
So close.
 
2012-04-26 10:41:27 PM
 
2012-04-26 10:43:59 PM
One hundred and twelve... THOUSAND ... dollars

blogs.discovermagazine.com
 
2012-04-26 10:45:01 PM
squirrelworld.lincatz.com
 
2012-04-26 10:47:27 PM
I cut open the sheetrock in one wall of my son's bedroom in an attempt to get at a mouse we'd been hearing and found a pile of dessicated chipmunk corpses.

/CSB
 
2012-04-26 10:48:32 PM
A. Then C.

Duh.

See. Most of you people still think of life in terms of being perfect and getting it on the first try. Some people realize that you throw all the balls you can get your grubby little hands on at the wall and hope one of them....stick? Wait. I may not have done this right. What's something sticky you throw at walls?
 
2012-04-26 10:49:18 PM
Someone call in Edgar Allen Poe.

/viral marketing for The Raven has really gone overboard
 
2012-04-26 10:51:59 PM

JesseL: I cut open the sheetrock in one wall of my son's bedroom in an attempt to get at a mouse we'd been hearing and found a pile of dessicated chipmunk corpses.

/CSB


Wait...you thought all this time because it was your son's room that rancid smell was just his dirty socks? I can understand that, I guess...
 
2012-04-26 10:52:19 PM

JesseL: I cut open the sheetrock in one wall of my son's bedroom in an attempt to get at a mouse we'd been hearing and found a pile of dessicated chipmunk corpses.

/CSB


I hope you told him they were Chip and Dale.
 
2012-04-26 10:52:35 PM
How does a rotting squirrel carcass in the attic result in an insect infestation in the dining room carpet downstairs?
 
Skr
2012-04-26 11:00:41 PM
Moved into a house recently, and part of the initial deep clean was the refrigerator. I figured they previous residents hadn't cleaned out the venting on the bottom. So when I pull the protective backing off of the fridge I found an entire family of mummified mice. Two adults and a brood of 9 or so little meeces. I can only imagine it stunk to high hell when they died, which must have been many many years ago.

No real indication on why they all died in a mousey holocaust, perhaps one of the little bastards brought home the cyanide koolaid.
 
2012-04-26 11:06:30 PM

Ronin_S: How does a rotting squirrel carcass in the attic result in an insect infestation in the dining room carpet downstairs?


The cycle of life ain't picky.
 
2012-04-26 11:06:59 PM
In fact, the couple may have created their own problem by sealing other entry points.

Wait...you're supposed to leave a few entry points for squirrels?
 
2012-04-26 11:07:27 PM
http://oah.state.or.us/decisions/Construction_Contractors_Board/Fox_Ly nn_PFO_09.doc

This lawsuit she filed is infuriating to read. It all becomes clear what and who this woman is. Anyone who has done any sort of contracting work has one of these terrible people in their past... Impossible to satisfy and moreso looking for reasons to sue. Poor bastard that correctly did a $1700 insulation job, and just tried to make this awful woman happy, dragged thru the courts.
 
2012-04-26 11:07:42 PM

Ed Finnerty: JesseL: I cut open the sheetrock in one wall of my son's bedroom in an attempt to get at a mouse we'd been hearing and found a pile of dessicated chipmunk corpses.
/CSB
I hope you told him they were Chip and Dale.


Alvin and the Chipmunks. Yeah, those new farking cartoon ones. THEY'RE DEAD, son. I'm so sorry.

/Parents everywhere rejoice
 
2012-04-26 11:10:54 PM
Oh and it's a different lawsuit than the one In the article.
 
2012-04-26 11:12:30 PM

Skr: Moved into a house recently, and part of the initial deep clean was the refrigerator. I figured they previous residents hadn't cleaned out the venting on the bottom. So when I pull the protective backing off of the fridge I found an entire family of mummified mice. Two adults and a brood of 9 or so little meeces. I can only imagine it stunk to high hell when they died, which must have been many many years ago.

No real indication on why they all died in a mousey holocaust, perhaps one of the little bastards brought home the cyanide koolaid.


A lot of times, it's hard to find the source of the smell.

Our cat brought in a mouse once that must have been not-quite-dead and escaped from her before it died. We smelled an awful rotten smell for a day or two (or three or four) and looked all over the place, but were never able to track it down (at the time, we didn't suspect a dead mouse). Some time later, after the smell was gone, we were rearranging the furniture, pulled the couch away from the wall, and there was a withered little mouse corpse. At once we knew where the terrible odor had come from.

So it's possible that even with a whole herd of mice, especially behind something you don't normally move, they might not have found the source of the stench before it stopped stinking.
 
2012-04-26 11:13:21 PM
Option D: go up there and get rid of that stinky little corpse yourself- they're usually easy to find...

Ronion: squirrel dies upstairs, bugs eat squirrel, gravity acts on bugs, wallah: infested downstairs
carpet!

Had squirrel issues for the last five years- mainly them running out from under my woodstove, breaking
things, then heading back to their hole in the fireplace enclosure. around here something like 95 percent of the grey squirrels all died off in the last two years from the mange and overcrowding. I
miss their antics and way of life. I don't however miss the dead squirrel bones and cute little corpses
surprising me. gives me enough time to block off all the entrances and generally squirrel proof the place
before their population rebuilds. people wonder why there are so many pinecones this year- answer:
no squirrels to tear them apart...

Bottom line: Let the squirrels fend for themselves- human overfeeding is what caused this population
crash. Enjoy them but let 'em feed on their own, no matter how farkin' cute they are.
 
2012-04-26 11:16:10 PM
cdn.sheknows.com
 
2012-04-26 11:52:23 PM

Mangoose: A. Then C.

Duh.

See. Most of you people still think of life in terms of being perfect and getting it on the first try. Some people realize that you throw all the balls you can get your grubby little hands on at the wall and hope one of them....stick? Wait. I may not have done this right. What's something sticky you throw at walls?


A Wacky WallWalker? A plate of linguini?
 
2012-04-26 11:54:07 PM
Was it this guy?

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-04-26 11:56:00 PM
I smell (ha ha) bullshiat. I had a dead animal smell in my kitchen, which I traced by nose to a location behind the built in cabinets. After a few days, began to see flies in the house. Wifey wanted to rip out cabinet, open drywall and pull out the dead animal, presumably to yell at it for farking up her kitchen and to remove the smell. Being a gentleman of leisure, with access to the internet, and no desire to perform this back breaking task, I objected. A quick google search turned up several articles on what to do about what most likely was a dead mouse. The best thing to do was to just wait 2 weeks and the smell will go away, thanks to natural processes. Nice job maggots. So that's what I did and about 2 weeks later, the smell subsided and eventually went away. Thanks internet.

For these bozos to claim a dead squirrel smelled for a year is BS, just a stupid ploy to feed their lawsuit addiction.
 
2012-04-26 11:59:34 PM

Ronin_S: How does a rotting squirrel carcass in the attic result in an insect infestation in the dining room carpet downstairs?


You forgot for a moment the people in TFA are morons.
 
2012-04-27 12:03:33 AM

kokomo61: Oh, she's a real prize.

West Linn activist Lynn Fox to apologize for defacing sign


WL citizen alleges election fraud

Who knew? She's president of a neighborhood association.


Under normal circumstances, I could be convinced $100k is reasonable if the rotting animal smell requires professional handling. It can be quite expensive, especially if you have to rip out attic insulation and such. However, based upon the information you posted, I'm thinking she's just a biatch trying to make a quick buck.
 
2012-04-27 12:06:14 AM
Probably 5-6 years ago something got into a wall or ceiling space of this oddly constructed house I live in. I think it might have been a possum. I KNOW for a fact it died. Probably starved and mummified.
The smell was breathtaking. "Earthy" might be a good word for it.
I had to close off that room, open its windows and turn on a portable fan - and then stay out of the room for the majority of a year. (Fortunately the layout of this standard-sized house allowed it.)
On a warm day, outside at that corner of the house, I can still catch a whiff.
I hope it's completely gone away by whatever future date I have to sell.
 
2012-04-27 12:21:47 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Probably 5-6 years ago something got into a wall or ceiling space of this oddly constructed house I live in. I think it might have been a possum. I KNOW for a fact it died. Probably starved and mummified.
The smell was breathtaking. "Earthy" might be a good word for it.
I had to close off that room, open its windows and turn on a portable fan - and then stay out of the room for the majority of a year. (Fortunately the layout of this standard-sized house allowed it.)
On a warm day, outside at that corner of the house, I can still catch a whiff.
I hope it's completely gone away by whatever future date I have to sell.


A friend of mine bought a house that had dead raccoons in it somewhere. The kitchen was so rancid I could barely stand to be in there. I threatened to sleep on the porch so I could get away from it at night. It was truly horrible. Yuck.
 
2012-04-27 12:30:34 AM
These people are pros at filing lawsuits. I don't believe their shiat for a minute. And at the very least they share in the blame if they didn't attempt to figure out the smell

JesseL: I cut open the sheetrock in one wall of my son's bedroom in an attempt to get at a mouse we'd been hearing and found a pile of dessicated chipmunk corpses.

/CSB


Sounds like your Mice might be Michael Myers kin.
 
2012-04-27 01:43:55 AM

Rufus Lee King: a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com


I live in Portland. Stop putting birds on things. Please.
 
2012-04-27 02:04:58 AM
D) Do you have a contract that doesn't allow litigation pursuant to material and labors for repairs?
 
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