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    Quote Originally Posted by proclaimer888 View Post
    I think mystery has been solved...set a live trap last night and met a guest this am. Its a southern fly'n squirrel.
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    B: One Boris trap

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    ... and possibly a Fearless Leader trap

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    Quote Originally Posted by proclaimer888 View Post
    I think mystery has been solved...set a live trap last night and met a guest this am. Its a southern fly'n squirrel. I noticed some burrowing in our spray insulation when I went up into the attic yesterday. Some "scat" as well but I was thinking mice/rat?? I guess I'm gona have to trap em all and give them a ride up the parkway. I am guessing there must be a few of them. ugh
    The question is did he poop a leaf ?-
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    last nite, woke up from a deep sleep to some hellacious noises...thought it might be someone trying to break in the back door (our neighborhood newsgroup has had numerous reports of burglaries over the holidays)...

    cautiously ventured into the kitchen and found that the XL snap-trap I set over a month ago (and had pretty much forgotten about) had gone off and had a victim in its death throes...there's one less big, FAT rat on the planet now.

    see ya, sucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    last nite, woke up from a deep sleep to some hellacious noises...thought it might be someone trying to break in the back door (our neighborhood newsgroup has had numerous reports of burglaries over the holidays)...

    cautiously ventured into the kitchen and found that the XL snap-trap I set over a month ago (and had pretty much forgotten about) had gone off and had a victim in its death throes...there's one less big, FAT rat on the planet now.

    see ya, sucker.
    In the time it took for you to type and submit this thread, 1.7 billion baby rats were born on the planet (and don't bother checking because I already did).

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    20 years ago, I had squirrel infestation in my attic. They chewed a hole in my roof and fouled my insulation. ...The worst part was that my homeowners didn't cover squirrel damage......As usual, I lucked out. The pest control guy had just caught a Racoon at another house and had it back in his truck. He took a photo of it by my house, so the insurance covered the roof repair, AND the insulation replacement.
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    I would've paid the $2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Is it wrong to chuckle when the squirrel gets whacked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    I've witnessed squirrel contortionists. They could squeeze through flexing gaps in a sofit . . .
    I know. I had issues with roof rats and squirrels in my roof. $1050 later itís gone. Had an exterminator run sheet metal to keep them out. That was two years ago and havenít had them get in the attic.

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    I'm the third cheapest person I know. I find nothing wrong with hosing an insurance company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleherder View Post
    I think you got bats in you bell free. ....
    Belfry, perhaps? Nobody gives out bells for free.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Is it wrong to chuckle when the squirrel gets whacked?
    Not for the ones living in people's neighborhoods. That trap is cat friendly too because cats won't get killed by eating poisoned rodent. There is another video of that product which a cat comes by and picks up its dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Is it wrong to chuckle when the squirrel gets whacked?
    For squirrels, that video was covering farmers and the farming barns. Squirrels can do some very serious damage to the internals of a home, automobile wiring, tractor and farming equipment wiring and spread disease. There are other ways, but when in an open area that can be nothing less then tree rats by definition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    For squirrels, that video was covering farmers and the farming barns. Squirrels can do some very serious damage to the internals of a home, automobile wiring, tractor and farming equipment wiring and spread disease. There are other ways, but when in an open area that can be nothing less then tree rats by definition.

    Yeah, I had them in my garage one summer.
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    An elderly friend of my Mother uses a live trap for red squirrels at her house. They can do a lot of damage. After trapping them, she 'teaches them to swim' in her rain barrel. Once the 'lesson' is done, she dumps the trap in the garbage can and resets it.

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    Thanks Lounge...some great info/replies and laughs. Mystery has been solved as it appears a gaggle of southern fly'n squirrels has taken up residence in my attic. I caught "Rocky" and released him/her up the Parkway. Should have painted his/her tail Royal Blue as I am sure Rocky will return. Diligence on Southern Flying Squirrels has enlightened. Suckers can glide 100+feet and are mostly harmless. If I came back as a rodent, would be a Southern Fly'n Squirrel. Trap n release until they give up. Plug any cracks.....cannot kill them although I thought about it as i was pressure washing the side of my house. Ride on....
    So I tuned the Larrivee, drop D, then DADGAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by bilbo View Post
    An elderly friend of my Mother uses a live trap for red squirrels at her house. They can do a lot of damage. After trapping them, she 'teaches them to swim' in her rain barrel. Once the 'lesson' is done, she dumps the trap in the garbage can and resets it.
    We used to eat squirrel... and I still have Dad's homemade trap in the rafters of my garage.

    One year, we caught a baby and raised it for almost a year (Ignatz) before returning to the wild (hung around house for about another 7 months b4 never returning to hand). Was companion to our dog but had the habit of running up your body to your shoulder whether you had clothes on or not!!!

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