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2012-06-17 07:27:52 AM
Just wait until the squirrels organize...
 
2012-06-17 07:28:41 AM
If he was killing them quickly and without cruelty, I'm not sure I really see the problem.

I love animals, and abhor animal cruelty, but they were repeatedly invading the guys house, and it's not like the world is running out of squirrels any time soon. The BB gun makes me think that maybe they weren't being killed outright and fast, and may be the wrong tool for the job, but still.
 
2012-06-17 07:32:22 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Just wait until the squirrels organize...


Indeed. And their merciless revenge will gnaw at his soul forever.
 
2012-06-17 07:33:01 AM
Squirrels are just rats with a PR budget.
 
2012-06-17 07:33:53 AM
Squirrels believe they can "confuse" your car by darting and zig-zagging back and forth in the road instead of running straight across it quickly...

...which means the hunter and his prey have at least one thing in common.
 
2012-06-17 07:34:47 AM
One year I stuck a stuffed-animal dog head on a stick an put it in my garden area. I knew dogs would not care, but I found that a lot fewer neighbours decided to let their dogs piss on my flowers.
 
2012-06-17 07:35:12 AM
At first I was going to biatch about the neighbor not minding her own farking business until I saw the picture of dead squirrels draped across the privacy fence.
 
2012-06-17 07:35:28 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Just wait until the squirrels organize...


Organize?

God dammit, that's the last thing we need, squirrel unions constantly asking for more nuts, squirrel teamsters threatening to strike and impede honest squirrel businesses from competing in the squirrel marketplace. Squirrel politicians running for squirrel president on a platform of intolerance for squirresexuals, or deporting all the black squirrels back to Canada where they came from, squirrel senators living fat off the nuts that other squirrels collect, taking bribes to ensure their buddies get all the prime trees. Squirrel congresssquirrels legislating o'squirrel-care into being, taking choice of squirrel insurance away from the average squirrel on the street, squirrel supreme court legislating from the bench about squirbortions, SPOTUS declaring war on the marmots of central asia with only the red squirrels of england for backup....

I see what you mean, the future is a scary place.
 
2012-06-17 07:36:49 AM

Gothnet: FirstNationalBastard: Just wait until the squirrels organize...

Organize?

God dammit, that's the last thing we need, squirrel unions constantly asking for more nuts, squirrel teamsters threatening to strike and impede honest squirrel businesses from competing in the squirrel marketplace. Squirrel politicians running for squirrel president on a platform of intolerance for squirresexuals, or deporting all the black squirrels back to Canada where they came from, squirrel senators living fat off the nuts that other squirrels collect, taking bribes to ensure their buddies get all the prime trees. Squirrel congresssquirrels legislating o'squirrel-care into being, taking choice of squirrel insurance away from the average squirrel on the street, squirrel supreme court legislating from the bench about squirbortions, SPOTUS declaring war on the marmots of central asia with only the red squirrels of england for backup....

I see what you mean, the future is a scary place.


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2012-06-17 07:40:09 AM
This is a clear case of stupidity. If he really thinks the squirrels will see their fallen brethren and think twice about it, he is a complete idiot.

Had he just shot the squirrels and disposed of their bodies in a humane fashion, no one would have complained, and he would not be in any trouble.
 
2012-06-17 07:41:35 AM

Old Man Winter: One year I stuck a stuffed-animal dog head on a stick an put it in my garden area. I knew dogs would not care, but I found that a lot fewer neighbours decided to let their dogs piss on my flowers.


LMAO!
 
2012-06-17 07:44:14 AM

Gothnet: If he was killing them quickly and without cruelty, I'm not sure I really see the problem.

I love animals, and abhor animal cruelty, but they were repeatedly invading the guys house, and it's not like the world is running out of squirrels any time soon. The BB gun makes me think that maybe they weren't being killed outright and fast, and may be the wrong tool for the job, but still.


It's because Obama took his guns away.
 
2012-06-17 07:44:48 AM
So ... the war has begun.
 
2012-06-17 07:45:28 AM
styckx
At first I was going to biatch about the neighbor not minding her own farking business until I saw the picture of dead squirrels draped across the privacy fence.

i bet the shooter was pissed at the neighbor because the neighbor fed them or left food/garbage outside uncovered. stupid move on the shooters part and if someone is feeding them you never will get them out of the nearby yards.
 
2012-06-17 07:59:26 AM

starlost:
i bet the shooter was pissed at the neighbor because the neighbor fed them or left food/garbage outside uncovered.


My neighbor feeds skunks. It's real nice to wake up to the smell of skunk spray coming in the bedroom window at least once a week.
 
2012-06-17 08:04:39 AM
What? Not one comment about "he shouldn't have taken matters into his own hands" spoken by an authority figure? It's as if they are equating him popping a few squirrels with a pellet gun and him walking over to thesuspected neighborhood thief and shooting him while yelling "There! That'll teach you you fekkin bastard!"

It also begs the question, out of whos hands the matter was taken. The Police? Animal Control? The Local pest control company? Cops; A squirrel...GTFO. Animal Control; Hahaha, squirrel....noob! Local Pest Control Co. ; $500 upfront w/no guarantee.

As for the nosey neighboor...well he should have known about the crazy old coont living next door as there is almost a 100% certainty that shes the one feeding the little bastards and watching them all the time for enjoyment. As such he should have found a way to distract her...and also NOT hang them up for show.
 
2012-06-17 08:18:50 AM
and in Linden it is against the law to shoot squirrels

Is it also against the law to set rat traps? Squirrels and rats are rodents. Most places in this country, a person can shoot and kill a human who breaks into his house, but in NJ you can't kill a farking squirrel which has invaded your house? Maybe he should call Vexconwww.blogcdn.com

But I concur, if he hadn't hung them on the fence, we probably wouldn't have heard about this. Dick move.
 
2012-06-17 08:20:55 AM
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2012-06-17 08:30:28 AM

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When I see something like this, I can't help but wonder what possessed someone to stage the photo. Seriously, who sees a dead squirrell and thinks of this?

I know, welcome to fark...
 
2012-06-17 08:31:52 AM
He should've used a squirrel catapult to launch them back into the neighbor's yard. Probably still would've gotten arrested, though.
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/Where is Eddie? He usually eats these goddam things.
 
2012-06-17 08:33:46 AM
"My theory is maybe he wanted the dead bodies to send a message to other squirrels not to trespass on his property," Sarnicki told Fox News Radio. "That's my theory."

My theory is that dinosaurs are thin at one end, much, much thicker in the middle, and thin again at the other end. That's my theory, which is mine.
 
2012-06-17 08:34:49 AM
i must be some sort of monster to these people.

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2012-06-17 08:34:59 AM
No Fark squirrel yet? WTF is wrong with you people?
 
2012-06-17 08:35:58 AM

bohab: i must be some sort of monster to these people.

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Ahhh, so that's what happened to the Fark squirrel.

Nevermind.
 
2012-06-17 08:36:37 AM
I live in Jersey, and I had squirrel problems at a previous residence. This guy needs to get a lawyer ASAP, because the charges of animal cruelty are complete BS.

First, IT IS NOT ILLEGAL IN N.J. TO DESTROY FERAL SQUIRRELS. That's state law, the town has nothing to do with it. A feral squirrel is any squirrel that is damaging property, or is otherwise a threat to public health. This guy had every right to snuff the furry little bastards after they got into his house. It probably is some violation of local health ordinances to hang animal carrion in your backyard, however.

This guy's real problem is in the way he killed the squirrels. Under N.J. state law, BB guns are classified as firearms. I'm sure his town has laws against discharge of a firearm within city limits.

What he should have done is trapped the squirrels with a live trap, drowned them in a trashcan filled with water, and thrown them in the trash. Yeah, I know, kill traps work good on squirrels, but many N.J. towns forbid kill traps, and there is always the danger you'll kill someone's pet, and that would cost you a lot of money. No, you can't trap and release. IT IS ILLEGAL TO RELEASE A TRAPPED FERAL ANIMAL ON ANY PUBLIC LAND IN THE STATE OF N.J. You can trap a feral animal on private property and release it on PRIVATE property at another location that is owned by you or on property where you have the owner's permission. In reality, it's easier to exterminate them after they have been trapped. Pro exterminators in N.J. trap feral squirrels in live traps, take them back to their place of business, and gas them.

The cops seem to be making up charges because they either don't know what their are doing, or the old biatch next door has some pull down at the municipal building, or there is some history between the cops and this guy.

Like I said, he needs a lawyer ASAP.
 
2012-06-17 08:37:08 AM
So.. he was Mexican ?
 
2012-06-17 08:42:27 AM

Fissile: This guy's real problem is in the way he killed the squirrels. Under N.J. state law, BB guns are classified as firearms. I'm sure his town has laws against discharge of a firearm within city limits.


Umm, I'm no gun enthusiast, but to be a firearm, shouldn't a firearm produce fire of some kind?
Seeing that a BB gun has no firing cap or black powder of any kind, wouldn't classifying them as a firearm be an out and out lie?
 
2012-06-17 08:45:56 AM

Kurmudgeon: Fissile: This guy's real problem is in the way he killed the squirrels. Under N.J. state law, BB guns are classified as firearms. I'm sure his town has laws against discharge of a firearm within city limits.

Umm, I'm no gun enthusiast, but to be a firearm, shouldn't a firearm produce fire of some kind?
Seeing that a BB gun has no firing cap or black powder of any kind, wouldn't classifying them as a firearm be an out and out lie?


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Forget it, Jake, it's Linden-town.
 
2012-06-17 08:55:23 AM
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'Amateur'
 
2012-06-17 08:56:15 AM

jmadisonbiii: He should've used a squirrel catapult to launch them back into the neighbor's yard. Probably still would've gotten arrested, though.
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/Where is Eddie? He usually eats these goddam things.


I need one of those in my yard.

But, I do have some small birds (parents protecting their nest) that attack the squirrels as they try and eat from their feeder. Pretty funny stuff.
 
2012-06-17 08:59:13 AM
He should put a chipmunk's head in their bed.
 
2012-06-17 09:02:58 AM
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Run.
 
2012-06-17 09:08:55 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: He should put a chipmunk's head in their bed.


Like.
 
2012-06-17 09:11:46 AM
He can't use the "stand your ground" defense, because the squirrels weren't black
 
2012-06-17 09:11:50 AM
A neighbor reportedly called the local board of health with an animal cruelty complaint.
If convicted, Baird, 49, could face up to $1,000 fine


Wow, what a good value
I think I'll kill my neighbour too!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!
I'm gonna kill the guy next door
(kill the guy next door)
Won't call the cops anymore
I never liked him anyway
1,000 isn't much to pay!
 
2012-06-17 09:13:15 AM

rkelley25: He can't use the "stand your ground" defense, because the squirrels weren't black


www.sugarbushsquirrel.com
 
2012-06-17 09:13:49 AM

rkelley25: He can't use the "stand your ground" defense, because the squirrels weren't black


He should've sprinkled crack/Skittles on the corpses.
 
2012-06-17 09:16:10 AM
They are varmints if they are damaging property and he can legally kill them. He does need a lawyer, he was also charge with the wrong thing.
 
2012-06-17 09:22:21 AM

bohab: i must be some sort of monster to these people.


Dam...that looks good.

Love me some squirrel.
 
2012-06-17 09:38:39 AM
Not sure I understand the squirrel hate. Around here, they really don't cause any dramas. Just hang out in the oak trees and scold the neighborhood cats.
 
2012-06-17 09:46:13 AM

Gothnet: If he was killing them quickly and without cruelty, I'm not sure I really see the problem.

I love animals, and abhor animal cruelty, but they were repeatedly invading the guys house, and it's not like the world is running out of squirrels any time soon. The BB gun makes me think that maybe they weren't being killed outright and fast, and may be the wrong tool for the job, but still.


It's New Jersey, I'm actually surprised he's not facing weapons charges.

/should have set up a blind on the second floor so nosy neighbors can't see you and use an air rifle
//collect the carcasses at night
 
2012-06-17 09:47:06 AM

Gothnet: If he was killing them quickly and without cruelty, I'm not sure I really see the problem.

I love animals, and abhor animal cruelty, but they were repeatedly invading the guys house, and it's not like the world is running out of squirrels any time soon. The BB gun makes me think that maybe they weren't being killed outright and fast, and may be the wrong tool for the job, but still.


A high powered BB gun (ours is 850fps at 10 pumps, but we've found that 5 is more than enough) is usually a one shot insta-kill. We only shoot the ones that are eating through our bird feeders though.
 
2012-06-17 09:47:51 AM
He could have hung them on the fence to make squirrel jerky.
 
2012-06-17 10:02:08 AM
phenn [TotalFark] 2012-06-17 09:38:39 AM

Not sure I understand the squirrel hate. Around here, they really don't cause any dramas. Just hang out in the oak trees and scold the neighborhood cats


I was in Washington D.C. I'd spent a lovely day at the Smithsonian American History Museum and I was enjoying lunch on a park bench. A squirrel walks up to me and begs for a cheese curl. I said no. The squirrel gets closer. This thing was pretty big and reminded me of Stitch.

I throw a few cheese curls a few feet away but he doesn't see this and he wants the ones in my hand. I get up and walk away. The squirrel follows me. I walk in another direction, the squirrel continues to follow me.

I try to shoo it with my roller bag. It won't leave me alone. I finally appeal to a group of strangers to help me and it takes me and a crowd of other people to shoo the squirrel away. It still continues to watch me through some bars and a man finally decides to wait with me at the bus stop. The squirrel does not walk away entirely until I get on the bus. I half expected to see the scary bastard at my next stop.

So I hate squirrels and I despise people who feed the nasty little buggers.

Please, don't feed the squirrels.
 
2012-06-17 10:03:40 AM

Gothnet: If he was killing them quickly and without cruelty, I'm not sure I really see the problem.

I love animals, and abhor animal cruelty, but they were repeatedly invading the guys house, and it's not like the world is running out of squirrels any time soon. The BB gun makes me think that maybe they weren't being killed outright and fast, and may be the wrong tool for the job, but still.


I agree with you for the most part. I don't see a problem here unless he was a poor shot or the particular BB gun wasn't powerful enough for a single shot kill. I've killed them and rabbits that refused to leave house or garden alone using a pallet/BB gun. Effective and quiet.

/Don't understand or relate to hanging them up like cattle rustlers though.
 
2012-06-17 10:04:10 AM
Good old dad converted a bug zapper to a squirrel zapper. Also works on other small rodents.
 
2012-06-17 10:05:34 AM
I couldn't kill all the little tree rats around my house with a machine gun, but I understand that he didn't want them in the house. They can be very destructive. Around here we call them natures little speed bumps.
 
2012-06-17 10:07:35 AM

Count Dyscalculia: What? Not one comment about "he shouldn't have taken matters into his own hands" spoken by an authority figure? It's as if they are equating him popping a few squirrels with a pellet gun and him walking over to thesuspected neighborhood thief and shooting him while yelling "There! That'll teach you you fekkin bastard!"

It also begs the question, out of whos hands the matter was taken. The Police? Animal Control? The Local pest control company? Cops; A squirrel...GTFO. Animal Control; Hahaha, squirrel....noob! Local Pest Control Co. ; $500 upfront w/no guarantee.

As for the nosey neighboor...well he should have known about the crazy old coont living next door as there is almost a 100% certainty that shes the one feeding the little bastards and watching them all the time for enjoyment. As such he should have found a way to distract her...and also NOT hang them up for show.


If I called animal control over some freakin' squirrels, I would fully expect within the next five minutes to see a monster truck pull up in my drive way, and a couple of beefy guys get out wearing flannel and tool belts, walk up to my front door and beat on it resoundingly until I answered, then grab me in a headlock and demand I turn in my man card on the spot.
 
2012-06-17 10:11:42 AM

phenn: Not sure I understand the squirrel hate. Around here, they really don't cause any dramas. Just hang out in the oak trees and scold the neighborhood cats.


You've never had the farkers knaw their way into your house and set up shop in your attic, have you? It gets kind of hard to sleep when they're running trials for the 100m dash in preparation for the 2014 Squirrel Olympics six feet above your head.
 
2012-06-17 10:14:15 AM
That tactic never works.

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