I REGRET TO INFORM YOU THE SQUIRREL IN THE PICTURE IS NO LONGER WITH US. HE DIED EARLY THIS AM BY LED POISONING FROM AN IED-G.
I EMPTIED DE-GUN!
We have 15 to 20 right around the house and another 30 in the woods. This one has been getting under the house and into the walls and chewing Lord knows what. I let our Lab- Hope get him and he bit her on the nose and cheek.
They bonded so well! Now all I have to say is hunt- and she runs over to the .22. All I used to say was Squirrel and she would run out and bark and scare them off. Well after 5 years or so they got used to it!
NEW AND IMPROVED SQUIRRELS THAT REALIZE THERE IS A FENCE BETWEEN THE BARK AND THE BITE- CALL FOR NEW TACTICS!
I started to take pictures- but after some thought I spared you the gory details. De-Tail was about all that was left.
SEE PICS ABOVE!
Gross I know- but part of the CYCLE OF LIFE!
I PRETENDED IT WAS JESSE JAMES, AND AFTER HE HURT MY SANDRA BULLOCK, IT WAS EASY TO DO! I HUNTED ALL MY LIFE, BUT I HAVEN'T KILLED ANYTHING FOR SPORT IN 7-10 YEARS. DEER ARE JUST TOO PRECIOUS!
About 7 years ago I shot a Doe for meat- I Love it in Chili and Burgers it's so lean. We have far too many Deer and they cause Millions in crop damage and Thousands if not more including losss of life in vehicular homicide! I think it's their way of comitting suicide!
Anyway I walked up to that Doe, stared at her and sobbed, I mean cried my eyes out for 30 minutes! I have never shot another deer even though I have been hunting with friends and had the opportunity many times. Funny how we change isn't it.
THE CAMERA IS NOW MY WEAPON OF CHOICE- (mostly). PLEASE SEND SYMPATHY POSTS FOR ME HAVING TO KILL THAT SQUIRREL, I FELL SOOO.......NAH-!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEVER MIND- IT WAS WORTH IT TO SAVE THE HOUSE AND SEE THE DOG HAVE FUN AND GET BIT!
OH, Why don't I trap them and let them go? Because our Landlord traps them at his house and lets them go here! I truly could NEVER begin to trap all these Squirrels! If I have to kill anymore- I will definitely eat them. They are truly delicious:
AND FRY UP WONDERFULLY!