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Old 03-16-2009, 11:53 AM
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About a week ago i heard some noises in my attic. My son goes up to check it out (full body armor thinking it is a raccoon) He is staring at a little flying squirrel.

I have gone 4/5 with rat traps since then With a double header Friday night. Prefered bait is chunky peanut butter over the smooth. 3 on chunky, 1 on smooth. The miss also came on chunky.

I have not had a chance to fully survey any damage in the attic yet or figure out where they are getting in. The anticipation is almost as good as waiting for a rod to go off.
Old 03-16-2009, 12:15 PM
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I predict the huggers will be after you shortly due to your light hearted comments.... Standby for the broadside...
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I declared all out WAR on the bastidges about 2 weeks ago. Went and spent $100+ on a pellet gun and have been shooting the damn things. The pellet gun appears to sting the crap out of them, but apparently doesn't hurt them too bad. Seem's I may have to break out my son's 22 rifle to actually get rid of them. They've eaten no less than 5 holes thru my eaves---several of them straight up, right thru shingles. We have way too much food for them to eat here and they are a real nusance (sp). With about 60 pine trees, 3 live oaks, 2 pecan trees, plus what the neighbors have and various other things for them to chew, I had to just declare WAR. I trapped a couple and took them for rides, but they're not as dumb as they look and I haven't caught anymore for a while. Shooting them is easier anyway.
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In respect to Surfer Girl I gently broomed the possum off my porch a couple weeks ago. I don't mind all the criitters as long as they stay outside!
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My dumb a$$ was over at my father-in-laws and he had trapped a squirl that had been in his actic. My wife was worried he was going to kill it so said we would take it home and release it in our back yard. Well by that time I had few drinks in me so said OK and she drove us home. Well after getting her and my daughter in the house I proceeded back out to let it go. Well I went out back and cut on my garage lights to see what I was doing. When I open up the cage, gave it a shake and the critter falls to the ground and made a mad dash up my leg. It then proceeds to run across my back and then back down as I screamed like a little girl. I knew it was going to take a hunk out of my face but I thinking my running around and screeming like a little girl scared it off and then the dang thing ran right into my garage. I just left open a few windows and hoped it would leave on its own.
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
The pellet gun appears to sting the crap out of them, but apparently doesn't hurt them too bad.

You gotta break 1200fps minimum to kill em......preferably 1300fps.

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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
I declared all out WAR on the bastidges about 2 weeks ago. Went and spent $100+ on a pellet gun and have been shooting the damn things. The pellet gun appears to sting the crap out of them, but apparently doesn't hurt them too bad. Seem's I may have to break out my son's 22 rifle to actually get rid of them. They've eaten no less than 5 holes thru my eaves---several of them straight up, right thru shingles. We have way too much food for them to eat here and they are a real nusance (sp). With about 60 pine trees, 3 live oaks, 2 pecan trees, plus what the neighbors have and various other things for them to chew, I had to just declare WAR. I trapped a couple and took them for rides, but they're not as dumb as they look and I haven't caught anymore for a while. Shooting them is easier anyway.
A Beeman .17 cal pellet (spring action ) gun will kill them at 50 yards - I got one with a scope that was preset right on the money . Best gift I ever got. Has the muzzle velocity of a 22. Very heavy but it is very deadly.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
... gave it a shake and the critter falls to the ground and made a mad dash up my leg. ... I screamed like a little girl. ...
LMFAO

If there's a next time, let it go near a tree. Day light is better so it can see the tree.

Good luck!
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What you need is the new handy dandy Squirrel-no-Mo...


here it is in action...
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I cant help you... I have been trying to get my better half to get the bug out of her ass for years. If thats anything like squrrels in the attic, I am useless..
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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post
What you need is the new handy dandy Squirrel-no-Mo...

here it is in action...
I feel Irish already...after watching that video, I'm sitting here drinking beer with tears running down my face.... That was rich!
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Shhhhh...wouldn't want the huggers after me...lol.
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We used to trap them and release them in the park downtown, nothing funnier than fifteen or twenty bewildered squirrels running around not knowing what the hell is going on. It was even better when all the college kids were out sunning and throwing the frisbee. The trick was to make sure the students were between the road and trees so they would have to run through them. On the flip side, all of the wildlife in SC at my moms are pretty well behaved. The squirrels dont bother the house and the dog hangs out with the possums on the porch at night.
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They make really good gumbo!
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Flying squirrels are blind as a bat when you switch the attic light on them at night. After that all you need is a landing net & the heel of your shoe.
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Y'all just wait till Surfergirl sees this thread!!
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Y'all just wait till Surfergirl sees this thread!!
I was thinking the same thing. This could get good.

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My buddy had some in his attic at his store so I went up there with a 22 loaded with snake shot and a flashlight - squirrel problem gone. For more distant encounters check out Gamo pellet rifles - they git er done.
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Mothballs! Be careful how many you use.
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All of the above plus use the 12 gauge with #4 shot to clear their nests out of the adjacent trees around your house. They are property destroying varmints and carriers of rabies. Anyone that tries to "catch and release" them is nuts IMO.

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