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Old 05-21-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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Squirrel help

I just brought home our new TT this past weekend. We have had a little grey visitor in our yard for a few months now. Problem is his hangout is a huge tree about 20-30 feet from where the TT is parked. I'm wondering if he should be of a huge concern or not for summer. I'm sure he will be in fall/winter. But if I at least have a few months to not worry about him then I can be doing other things besides trying to show the little guy to a new neighborhood.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:07 PM   #2
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This may not be the advice you are after, but I deal with my gray and red squirrel problems by applying an appropriate amount of lead, specifically the .22 subsonic LR variety.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:13 PM   #3
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Catch him, one of those small traps, peanuts and cheerios work best. After eat him or if you are a vegetarian put him in your trunk and release him 5kms from your home
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https://www.google.com/#q=gray+squirrel+stew

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Old 05-21-2014, 04:30 PM   #5
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While I like the previous suggestions you could also try this.

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Old 05-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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A senior lady living next to me while I was in FL showed me a trick in dealing with squirrels hanging out on tree limbs and crapping on my vehicle. And when they crap, they leave a HUGE mess that can damage paint.

Get a ladder and sprinkle cayenne pepper powder on the lower limbs. They get this on their paws, and since squirrels use their paws like hands....

IIRC I mentioned this here before and some said it can't work.

It worked for me!
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:03 PM   #7
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HAHA!!! All the posts were very funny! I'm originally from PA, where everyone has dead animals on their living room walls, so I'm not afraid to show it the way out. I do live in a neighborhood however, with only a 1/2 acre of land. I don't want the neighbors calling me out for animal cruelty or something. Plus I could get in trouble for firearm discharge so close to other houses. So it does look like a trap is in order.

So from what I'm gathering, I should be taking care of this little problem now rather than later.
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I would agree. Racoons, hot dogs and Tabasco Sauce eliminate Garbage Can raids at 3 am. A few drops is all it takes.
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This may not be the advice you are after, but I deal with my gray and red squirrel problems by applying an appropriate amount of lead, specifically the .22 subsonic LR variety.
Yessir, squirrels don't seem to come back after they taste lead soup for some reason!

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