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Old 09-08-2015, 01:44 PM   #1
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Hey folks, I'm having a bit of an issue with ground squirrels tearing up the yard and stealing from my almond and fruit trees. I've tried all the standard remedies (bait, traps, repellent, ultrasonic, .22, etc.) but they just keep comin! These are some vewy wasscally wuirrels and I could use some tips for getting rid of'em once and for all. Any Carl Spackler's out there who want to toss out some ideas? :vs_boom: (by the way, I'm liking the... ahem... diversity... in the choice of emojis lately... )

PS. I considered getting a dog but ultimately decided that if that didn't work, then I'd be stuck a non-squirrel chasin dog and another mouth to feed. And don't say I can "just get rid of the dog"---you know damn well that never happens
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I've got nothing useful----My chipmunks have been wiped out by a feral cat that moved into my garden shed.

You can come get her if you can catch her.
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Thanks but I don't chase females. The missus put an end to that long ago
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Just an idea..

Try putting some chicken wire around your trees about 4' high with the top flared outward.
If this doesn't work get a little more nasty.
Hook some juice up to the wire.....Fried squirrel is good eaten...
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Just an idea..

Try putting some chicken wire around your trees about 4' high with the top flared outward.
If this doesn't work get a little more nasty.
Hook some juice up to the wire.....Fried squirrel is good eaten...
Yeah, I was thinking of something like that to protect the trees. Have also heard that bands of copper or some other sheet metal would make it so they couldnt grip on to the trunk and climb up. But these trees are a bit pudgy and i'm not sure how high squirrels can jump but after your 4' fence recommendation, it sounds pretty impressive. The flare out at the top though might work. Good thinkin'! Now all I need is @Oh_Mike's feline femme fatale to guard the yard and I'm set! I'll try out the chicken wire idea first and see how that goes and will post updates if it works. Thanks!

Oh and have never tried fried squirrel, but that's only because I'm impatient...

Now, if we're talkin squirrel carpaccio...
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Ayuh,.... Put out some Decon rat baits,...

It'll take a little while, but squirrels love grain, 'n that's what Decon rat pellets are,.....
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Ayuh,.... Put out some Decon rat baits,...

It'll take a little while, but squirrels love grain, 'n that's what Decon rat pellets are,.....
Awww yeeeuh.... I tried using the poison peanuts but it didn't seem to do anything. Except maybe make them spiteful.

But Decon works, eh?
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Ayuh,.... The Decon rat pellets,....

It looks like plain ole chicken or rabbit feed grain in pellets, only Green colored,....

Any critters that like fruits, 'n nuts seem to love the stuff,....
With many critters, it keeps on workin', after the box is empty,....
They rathole it, 'n when they die, it's found by other critters, or eventually, Me,....
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Your cunning malevolence intrigues me... I will give it a shot. Thank you
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