bestie1: It's called a bb gun and they taste good.
SoupJohnB: My bro-in-law had a bird feeder hanging outside the window of his den, where he watches TV. He saw that a squirrel had learned to climb a nearby tree, leap to the feeder, then leap back. So he rigged a cord on a pulley to the feeder, in order to yank the feeder back toward the house, from inside.Then he waited for the squirrel to jump over, and pulled the cord while it was in mid-air. And the squirrel ate bricks, instead of birdseed. Not the ideal solution, but the funniest one I've heard.
uncoveror: Put hot peppers, or at least their seeds, in the bird feeder. They don't affect birds, but will teach rodents who's boss.
ZAZ: AbiNormalYou are probably thinking of "Daylight Robbery", a 1991 BBC documentary.
Mister Peejay: One of my aunts just feeds the squirrels too.What happens is the squirrels eat the seeds in the feeder and the birds eat the seeds and nuts on the ground. She's okay with that.What she is NOT okay with are the hawks that started coming around a few years ago. She didn't like it when she brought it up and I pointed out that, by concentrating a lot of birds and squirrels in her backyard, she set up a convenient hawk feeder.
Some Coke Drinking Guy: You have a problem with too many squirrels on your property? That's like having too much bacon in your refrigerator, but you didn't have to pay for it. My advice, oven roasted.
Ebenator: This popped up on my newsfeed this morning. Poor little fella:[img.photobucket.com image 450x479]
Tillmaster: Trapping and moving squirrels elsewhere, apart from being illegal, isn't effective either.
NutWrench: Twirl-a-Squirrel is effective and entertaining.
Porous Horace: My theory: When people own property and/or have 'lawns' they turn mental.
jjorsett: Very dramatic, and I'm happy to say the hawk failed to catch any. I'm thinking of putting a canopy over the feeder so it doesn't look so much like a hawk buffet.
Porous Horace: My theory: When people own property and/or have 'lawns' they turn mental.They'll happily hurt animals because said animals bother them in some trivial way and will give the animals monikers like 'tree rat' or 'vermin' to assuage their consciences.It's as if they feel they're living in the Old West and those gul dern injuns, oops - I mean squirrels, are coming to take away their hard-earned life.There exists a desire to dominate Nature to present a perfect pretty picture. When one starts hurting animals in order to preserve it then perhaps one should reevaluate a few things in their life.So a squirell ate some bird seed and now you're gonna maim it or put it's eye out? Yes, I saw you jump for joy when you heard lead hit fur. Sick.
Porous Horace: My theory: When people own property and/or have 'lawns' they turn mental.They'll happily hurt animals because said animals bother them in some trivial way and will give the animals monikers like 'tree rat' or 'vermin' to assuage their consciences.
ReverendJasen: Tillmaster: Trapping and moving squirrels elsewhere, apart from being illegal, isn't effective either.No idea of the legality, however I can attest to the effectiveness. I trapped and relocated 13 squirrels in two weeks from my yard a few years ago. They were destroying my garden. The key is, you have to get them far enough away. There were multiple big parks 7-10 miles away in my town. The squirrels did not return that year, or the next. The third year after, I did finally see one or two again. Not bad for a $40 live trap and some peanut butter.
Mister Peejay: Porous Horace: My theory: When people own property and/or have 'lawns' they turn mental.I'm good with them being outside. When they get into my attic and chew up my book collection, I'm sorry but those farkers gonna die.
tlchwi02: Mister Peejay: Porous Horace: My theory: When people own property and/or have 'lawns' they turn mental.I'm good with them being outside. When they get into my attic and chew up my book collection, I'm sorry but those farkers gonna die.thats my opinion. when they get into the pantry and eat all of the bread and crackers, thats the line. also, i can't figure out how to trap them. the have a heart traps are useless, so shooting (or beating them to death with a brass rod in one memorable evening) seems to be the only way to deal with them
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