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(WGNO)   I don't mean to alarm you hunters and bird feeders, but somebody just invented a bulletproof squirrel   (wgno.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-06 09:37:45 AM
Oblig:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-06 09:42:09 AM
Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.
 
2013-09-06 09:56:26 AM
All hail our new squirrel overlords.
 
2013-09-06 10:00:00 AM

dittybopper: Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.


You must be from up north.  My grandparents in IL have squirrels that are moving into cat-sized territory.  Most of the squirrels we have in the south are much smaller.
 
2013-09-06 10:03:17 AM
Gave over for humanity.
 
2013-09-06 10:04:44 AM

dittybopper: Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.


I know you are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to firearms, but if the bullet was not spent, wouldn't it still be in it's casing?

/not being snarky
 
2013-09-06 10:07:14 AM
Hammy's bad-ass Cajun cousin will get his own damn cookie.
 
2013-09-06 10:08:36 AM

69gnarkill69: dittybopper: Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.

I know you are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to firearms, but if the bullet was not spent, wouldn't it still be in it's casing?

/not being snarky


The bullet was "spent", meaning that it hit that squirrel at the end of it's range, without much energy left.  Most likely, the shot wasn't aimed at the squirrel, it hit the stupid thing by accident.
 
2013-09-06 10:09:59 AM
In looking at Google Earth, considering her address, I'm thinking this was actually a spent bullet from some of the forested areas near there (perhaps someone hunting, or just target shooting), and it just happened to hit this squirrel with enough force to penetrate, but not go all the way through.  Might even have been someone shooting at the water in the Tchefuncte River nearby*.

The other option would have been the local shooting range, but it's over 7 miles away as the crow flies, has what looks like a decent berm, and the location of this woman's house is at a 90 degree angle from the line of fire, so we can effectively rule that out as a potential source.  That's far beyond the maximum possible range of even full-bore rifle cartridges like the .30'06 Springfield anyway.

*Don't shoot at shallow angles into water.  Ricochet is likely, and you have no idea where that bullet might hit.  Only exception would be if there are serious cliffs, or you're in a quarry or something.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-06 10:10:02 AM

dittybopper: Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.


It's New Orleans.  Probably just a stray round from a drive by.
 
2013-09-06 10:14:49 AM

devildog123: 69gnarkill69: dittybopper: Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.

I know you are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to firearms, but if the bullet was not spent, wouldn't it still be in it's casing?

/not being snarky

The bullet was "spent", meaning that it hit that squirrel at the end of it's range, without much energy left.  Most likely, the shot wasn't aimed at the squirrel, it hit the stupid thing by accident.


Ahh.  I have always heard empty bullet casings referred to as spent casings, thus my confusion.  Thx.
 
2013-09-06 10:14:49 AM

devildog123: 69gnarkill69: dittybopper: Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.

I know you are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to firearms, but if the bullet was not spent, wouldn't it still be in it's casing?

/not being snarky

The bullet was "spent", meaning that it hit that squirrel at the end of it's range, without much energy left.  Most likely, the shot wasn't aimed at the squirrel, it hit the stupid thing by accident.


This.

The term "spent", when applied to a bullet, generally means one that has either hit something and lost most of its kinetic energy, or is at the end of it's maximum trajectory and has lost most of its energy.

Nobody uses the term "unspent", as far as I know, to describe a bullet.

This is distinct from "fired" and "unfired".  All bullets that are "spent" have been fired.
 
2013-09-06 10:19:09 AM

dittybopper: devildog123: 69gnarkill69: dittybopper: Two things:

1. That bullet looks larger than a .22 LR, though it could just be a small squirrel, and

2. The fact that the bullet didn't penetrate completely, nor did the hollow point expand, suggests that the bullet was already spent when it hit the squirrel.

I know you are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to firearms, but if the bullet was not spent, wouldn't it still be in it's casing?

/not being snarky

The bullet was "spent", meaning that it hit that squirrel at the end of it's range, without much energy left.  Most likely, the shot wasn't aimed at the squirrel, it hit the stupid thing by accident.

This.

The term "spent", when applied to a bullet, generally means one that has either hit something and lost most of its kinetic energy, or is at the end of it's maximum trajectory and has lost most of its energy.

Nobody uses the term "unspent", as far as I know, to describe a bullet.

This is distinct from "fired" and "unfired".  All bullets that are "spent" have been fired.


Yeah, I knew you'd explain it for me, you're the freaking  R. Lee Ermey of Farkers.
 
2013-09-06 10:19:22 AM

69gnarkill69: Ahh.  I have always heard empty bullet casings referred to as spent casings, thus my confusion.  Thx.


Yes, that's true, and perhaps confusing because you are saying "bullet casings" instead of "casings".

The bullet is the actual projectile.  The case is the thing that holds the bullet, primer, and powder together.  All of those components (bullet, primer, powder, and case) together are referred to as a "round" of ammunition.
 
2013-09-06 10:20:11 AM

69gnarkill69: Yeah, I knew you'd explain it for me, you're the freaking  R. Lee Ermey of Farkers.


Nah.  I'm actually a bit of a milquetoast in real life.
 
2013-09-06 10:48:05 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: All hail our new squirrel overlords.


Farkers have been doing that since 1999.
 
2013-09-06 10:58:39 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
grainy video and such.  looks more like those, bot flies.
 
2013-09-06 11:02:39 AM
It must be related to the squirrel that gave me a flat tire.

Having the choice of a head-on collision or driving over an already dead and flat squirrel, I stayed in my lane. 30 minutes later my brand-new tire was flat, from a squirrel bone.
 
2013-09-06 11:05:04 AM
"It's shocking. It's sad," says Regusa who's been monitoring wildlife in her backyard for a number of years.

No, it's a squirrel.  A garden-digging, disease-carrying, roof-destroying tree rat that deserves to die.
 
2013-09-06 11:05:55 AM
Introducing fark's new security chief
 
2013-09-06 11:07:44 AM

kd8our: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]
grainy video and such.  looks more like those, bot flies.


That poor animal, what happened to her?
Did she get helped?
 
2013-09-06 11:11:12 AM
"In plain site"

"With the exception of a bullet piercing through it's body."

HOW IN THE FARK DID THIS IDIOT GET A JOB AS A REPORTER????
 
2013-09-06 11:18:43 AM

kimwim: kd8our: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]
grainy video and such.  looks more like those, bot flies.

That poor animal, what happened to her?
Did she get helped?


It's from the wiki archives and those are warbles, a type of bot fly.  They are common in some regions.  As bad as it looks they deal with it, the larva fall out in time.  The video looks bad and looks more like a warble than a bullet.  They can also be removed and pets can get them too.  The wonders of parasites.

Over all squirrels are tough and can take injury.  For a rodent they live rather long lives.  I have seen squirrels with shot and blow darts in them, never a bullet.

/squirrel season in Ohio started.  the .22 is ready.
 
2013-09-06 11:18:47 AM
According to the internet, bot flies have been found in the southern US. I'm going to start thinking harder about moving to mars.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-06 11:19:54 AM

DrewFL: "In plain site"

"With the exception of a bullet piercing through it's body."

HOW IN THE FARK DID THIS IDIOT GET A JOB AS A REPORTER????


It's Louisiana.
 
2013-09-06 11:20:52 AM

kd8our: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]
grainy video and such.  looks more like those, bot flies.


You are correct, it *DOES* look like that.  I bet it's a bot fly larva and not a bullet.
 
2013-09-06 11:22:12 AM

vpb: DrewFL: "In plain site"

"With the exception of a bullet piercing through it's body."

HOW IN THE FARK DID THIS IDIOT GET A JOB AS A REPORTER????

It's Its Louisiana.


/Pet peave.
 
2013-09-06 11:25:58 AM

kd8our: kimwim: kd8our: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]
grainy video and such.  looks more like those, bot flies.

That poor animal, what happened to her?
Did she get helped?

It's from the wiki archives and those are warbles, a type of bot fly.  They are common in some regions.  As bad as it looks they deal with it, the larva fall out in time.  The video looks bad and looks more like a warble than a bullet.  They can also be removed and pets can get them too.  The wonders of parasites.

Over all squirrels are tough and can take injury.  For a rodent they live rather long lives.  I have seen squirrels with shot and blow darts in them, never a bullet.

/squirrel season in Ohio started.  the .22 is ready.


They are mighty tasty. We were raised on them, pan fried, then into the spaghetti sauce they go. Duck, pheasant, quail, deer, caribou, elk.  One time Dad got a bear. Not on purpose, but it was either him or her, he came home. So he hung it, skinned it, and it was like a man hanging there. He said never again. But we ate it.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-06 11:26:04 AM

dittybopper: It's Its Louisiana.

/Pet peave.


Are apostrophes bad now?  I thought its was possessive and it's was a contraction of "it is".
 
2013-09-06 11:31:35 AM

vpb: dittybopper: It's Its Louisiana.

/Pet peave.

Are apostrophes bad now?  I thought its was possessive and it's was a contraction of "it is".


It's a rotsky.
 
2013-09-06 11:37:54 AM
FTA: A squirrel on the north shore is alive and still gathering nuts after apparently taking a bullet.

If I ever get shot, that's the first thing I'm gathering.
 
2013-09-06 11:40:44 AM
Now people are going to build better-armored bird feeders to respond to the squirrels,
then the squirrels are going to upgrade to be able to overcome the better-armored bird feeders,
and the cycle will be endless until every last breath of the economy has been destroyed by this senseless arms race.

Have we learned nothing from history?

(cries)
 
2013-09-06 11:42:31 AM
kd8our:
/squirrel season in Ohio started.  the .22 is ready.

So maybe you would know, when is weasel stomping day?
 
2013-09-06 11:59:26 AM
I blast squirrels all season long with an HMR 17. I always aim for the head. It's a good kill that doesn't ruin the meat. With a .22, it has to be a head shot to drop them or you'll just wound the animal. The shooter was either out of range, over 75 yards. Or didn't apply the 4 fundamentals of fire, sight picture/steady position/breath control/trigger squeeze, correctly.
 
2013-09-06 12:09:00 PM
media.midwayusa.com
 
2013-09-06 12:11:17 PM
Approves:

fc09.deviantart.net
 
2013-09-06 12:37:39 PM
Regusa says Bullet Squirrel" is elusive, rarely ever seen.

Gee, I wonder why?
 
2013-09-06 01:09:08 PM
You will never find one of these in a squirrel
www.gunsandammo.com
Because there will be no squirrel.

Youtube .17  vs groundhogs if you don't mind watching fuzzy animals explode. I'm not gonna link that one. No sir.
 
2013-09-06 02:24:49 PM

MythDragon: You will never find one of these in a squirrel
[www.gunsandammo.com image 650x390]
Because there will be no squirrel.

Youtube .17  vs groundhogs if you don't mind watching fuzzy animals explode. I'm not gonna link that one. No sir.


They don't always explode.  I watched through my scope as one went somersaulting backwards through the air after I "nudged" him off his stump at about 100 yards with that exact round.
 
2013-09-06 04:22:47 PM
"Hunters," "bird feeders," "bulletproof squirrel"...was this about some new type of birth control?
 
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