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Old August 23rd, 2006, 06:52   #31
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Overheard at my college fraternity while cleaning out the commercial freezer...

Pledge:"Hey Scrounge, what are these?" Holds up 2 aluminum foil wrapped oblongs.

Pledegemaster:"I dunno, let me see...HOLY SH*T - those are Jebens' squirrels! He used to shoot them off the back porch and freeze them for later." [Keep in mind this was Bethlehem PA in the late 80's]

Pledge:[now reconsidering his decision] Should I throw them away? Does he still want them?"

Pledgemaster: "Jebens graduated 3-4 years ago."

Pledge:"You mean it's been over 3 years since this freezer has been cleaned?"

Pledgemaster:"Yep - that's why we have the pledges doing it."

Ahh, good times. Goood times.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 07:26   #32
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Man, I wish I knew how to attach the theme music from Deliverance to this thread. This is a most friendly redneck thread!
Update: Went home yesterday (day 2) for recon, saw moor evidence on the grass, but no culprits. Never saw any target yesterday evening either. I have 2 corncobs brewing as we speak though!! I will baiting the area soon.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 08:06   #33
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If you find your neighbor's dog dead in your yard with a corncob in his mouth, play dumb.

"Antifreeze? Who would do such a terrible thing?"
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 08:18   #34
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Not gonna happen, unless it's one of those tree climbing JRT's. The "bait" will be up in the tree on a far reaching limb. Hopefully a small enough limb where even speedbump (the one-eyed gato) will fear to tread.

BTW, does anyone know where I can get a silencer for .22 rifle? JK
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 11:29   #35
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Well I'm lucky enough. I only have a few beechnut trees. Though with those nuts and the two giant elms with hollow trunks they have run of the yard. I get to hear the crackle of shell bits every time I mow under the elms. And then get to listen to the red little buggers yell their heads off and the gray squirrels chirp back at them.

I'm in town, so only if they are getting really bad do I break out the paintball marker and 'shoo' them away. Now at my folks house out in the country, there is usually a 'tree rat' carcass under one of the bird feeders and a loaded Mossberg by the sliding door.

/Cue dueling banjos
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 12:07   #36
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My FIL (father in law) had a groundhog under his shed. He stood patiently in his living room with his 308 Winchester until he saw the little bugger's head come out. He left one window cracked open for the shot trying to contain the sound to the house, not to alarm the neighbors. His wife was napping... He missed his shot and hit the plastic curtain between the shed and the ground and freaked out the wife. He didn't get a second shot and almost ended up in the hospital from spousal abuse...
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 12:11   #37
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Using the house to silence the shot...That would work especially with your .22 LR.

This is a fun thread, I hope it doesn't go away. Quick somebody inject a TDI story to give us some validity!
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I LMAO at the slingshot video. Maybe you could make a similar Squirrel-pult?
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 13:13   #39
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I sent the catapult video to my brother as a possible solution to his squirrel infestation, even though he bought a Prius rather than a TDI. (See, TDI vs Prius: back on topic)
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This is a fun thread, I hope it doesn't go away. Quick somebody inject a TDI story to give us some validity!
Well to remedy my own squirrel problem I could scientifically 'test' the lethality of diesel vs. RUG emissions. Hose the exhaust from my TDI and 240,000 mile Mazda protege each into their own hollow tree with resident squirrels. See which tree stops chirping sooner...
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Let's see.

Emmissions, coolant, tdi vs. prii.......

I'll even quote another thread... http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=149276


Yup, that ought to buy us a couple of more days!
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I have a bunch of replies ready to go to keep this going for weeks!
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Let's see.

Emmissions, coolant, tdi vs. prii.......

I'll even quote another thread... http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=149276


Yup, that ought to buy us a couple of more days!
It appears you quoted a thread that appears to be the same thread as the one we are posting in now. But since it is a link, it must be an alternate reality.

/Woo I got a cool goatee now!
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Old August 25th, 2006, 05:58   #44
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UPDATE: Squirrels 1, Bam Bam 0.
2 days of "bait", and no evidence of nibbling. Did see one of them bastards this morning and some new pecan skeletons on the ground. It appears that either squirrels don't like corn, or they prefer pecans over antifreeze.

I'm not quite ready for plan B, maybe just need to move on to plan A.1.

I'm up for suggestions (reasonable) on control methods, but it needs to be "speedbump" safe.

TDI'Watcher, hows the emissions testing going? plug, plug!!!
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Old August 25th, 2006, 06:28   #45
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Perhaps you could lace some nuts?
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