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Old August 25th, 2006, 07:23   #46
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I have a little spray rig for the garden hose. That's how I spray insecticide on the trees. I'm wanting feedback on this idea.

Can I mix up some cayenne pepper in the spray rig and spray the trees, or (living in Tx.) would this amount to turning the squirrels (bastards) into nut chunkers......" chunk, thwap, hey a-hole, where's my tacos y cervezas, chunk, thud!!"
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Old August 25th, 2006, 08:25   #47
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Have you ever tried to just sit down and reason with the little SOB's?

I mean maybe they are perfectly reasonable little creatures that just need to be heard?

If that doesn't work, maybe you could a thistle feeder (like the one's intended for feeding finches) and run a live wire to it? While it may take out some finches during the process, it could make for some good eatin'?

Just a thought.....
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Old August 25th, 2006, 12:52   #48
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I have a little spray rig for the garden hose. That's how I spray insecticide on the trees. I'm wanting feedback on this idea.

Can I mix up some cayenne pepper in the spray rig and spray the trees, or (living in Tx.) would this amount to turning the squirrels (bastards) into nut chunkers......" chunk, thwap, hey a-hole, where's my tacos y cervezas, chunk, thud!!"
Rabid barn cat or air rifle...

Though how much cayenne does it take to make a proper pepper spray? Hows your aim? Can you hit the branches the nuts and buggers hang out on? You might find pepperball capsules and a wrist rocket or do something MacGyverish.

Could always chop down the tree, that'll teach em...
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Old August 25th, 2006, 13:24   #49
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I'm breakin out the heavy artillery. I dusted off the Red Rider. Well, it's the best I can do living in town. Had I been at the ranch, it would be no problem.
Red Rider? On squirrels??? Are we talking about big, fat gray ones (good eating!), or the wicked-fast little red ones? In any case...

You need bigger artillery!

Bad: BB Gun (AKA Red Ryder) = more a toy/teaching aide than squirrel widowmaker

Better: .177 or .22 Pellet gun (multi-pump Daisy/Crossman or an "adult" gun like an RWS Diana) If you have problems getting penetration, use pointed "hunting" pellets. Some accuracy loss, but acceptable.

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BTW, does anyone know where I can get a silencer for .22 rifle? JK
Load these up in your favorite .22 rifle, stay out of sight, and get all the stew meat you want! I used them in the 'burbs back when I lived at home and we had a red squirrel infestation at my follks' house. I thought the report was actually quieter than my pellet gun, and packed more of a wallop in any case - a 29gr bullet vs. the normal 36-40gr. Accuracy was not as good in my rifle as a faster round, but plenty good for the suburban shooting range!

The only reason I had to stop was the neighbors spotted me plinking the little buggers out of the trees in their yard. I think that me actually walking over to carry back the dead ones was what tipped them off. No one had a clue I was using a "real" rifle.
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Old August 25th, 2006, 14:20   #50
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I'm thinking you should whoop up a big ole pot of this for the next GTG:
Seminole Squirrel Stew
I loves me some fresh kill.

Oh, man...now you went and done did dood it. The Bucks County Society for the Protection of Rodents and other Liberals is gonna' be all over your butt!
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Old August 25th, 2006, 17:03   #51
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How 'bout setting up a little squirrel electric chair....get a feeder and hook the positive to the metal base Rocky stands on and the ground to a section that they pull feed from with the head/paws......talk about a last meal <insert maniacal laugh>
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Old August 25th, 2006, 18:44   #52
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Perhaps you could lace some nuts?
Is this one of those Bareback Mountain things?
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Is this one of those Bareback Mountain things?
Count on the doggie to figure it out!
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Old August 28th, 2006, 14:17   #54
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Really officer, I was only helping the sheep through the fence.

Enough of the deliverance/brokeback mtn. stuff. Back to the task at hand. I now have in my possession, 1 med. sized live trap. Setup begins at dusk. Should I use face paint for this? Or should I give them the Carl the greenskeeper version of the Jedi mind trick? "nuttin' going on here, move along."
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Really officer, I was only helping the sheep through the fence.

Enough of the deliverance/brokeback mtn. stuff. Back to the task at hand. I now have in my possession, 1 med. sized live trap. Setup begins at dusk. Should I use face paint for this? Or should I give them the Carl the greenskeeper version of the Jedi mind trick? "nuttin' going on here, move along."
"Correct me if I wrong Sandy but if I kill all the Golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key"

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I grew over 250 ears of corn in a neighborhood where my neighbors and the previous owner (father in law) said it was damn near impossible to have a garden. There is a nut tree at the church on one end of the street and on the other end the lady feeds the damn squirrels. My wife breeds Rat Terriers and they killed over 10 squirrles last year. The also killed, a mouse, 5 or so rabbits, and a bird!

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Old August 29th, 2006, 07:03   #57
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Three words:

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Alternates:

2 words: spud gun
3 words: beer can cannon

Think of it as the perfect excuse to buy the big honkin' air compressor you've always wanted...
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2 words: spud gun
3 words: beer can cannon

Think of it as the perfect excuse to buy the big honkin' air compressor you've always wanted...
Seen the tater gun, but the beer can cannon...........never heard of that one b4. Describe it por favor. As long as the beer isn't wasted, it could be a good thang.
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!!!ROTFL!!!

Terrier with launcher on his/her back
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