Posted 03-20-2004 at 10:33:32
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Well...I knew better, but I used poultry netting, the plastic kind, and it looks real nice, BUT...
the squirrels are out in force, and one chewed through it like wet tiolet paper, and got in. He forgot how to get out for a few minutes, but I was waiting to see how he managed to get in, and he showed me.
So...I am going to have to put up chicken wire after all. That really bites, considering I took all that time to put up the poultry netting, not to mention all the staples.
I would rather find a way of keeping them away. I know y'all got plenty of ideas, so let em fly.
I am going to a birthday party with SHelby, and I will be back about 6, I hope. I will chekc back then.
Thanks ahead of time. Oh, do you think those plastic owls will work? My mama has one I can borrow, if you think it will work. I have the havahart trap, but there are so many squirrels, I would be trapping from now on. I can't shoot them, against the city rules. Tip can run them off if we see them out in the yard. She may have a full time job before its over with.
What do y'all think? Help me out here.
|Michael M ||
Posted 03-20-2004 at 13:14:59
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Contrary to what you will likely hear about me, this is not ALWAYS my solution to a problem, but...
I would shoot them. Air rifle will do a squirrel nicely at a reasonable range, and four or five of them make a fair side dish. Squirrel gravy and eggs is good. If you can get away with it, a .22 rimfire is the berries.
I had a similar infestation several years ago. Granted, my nearest neighbor is better than a mile away. I used to sit on the deck in the morning's with a cup of coffee and my antique .22 Marlin Golden Trigger lever action and practice headshots on the little tree rats. Chipmunks were fair game too.
OK, enough non-PC advice from me. I am off to Old John's for dinner tonight. Have fun.
Heh, he won't shoot nothing neither.