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Captured in my attic

Post by Pete » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:10 am

I thought it was going to be a squirrel. There will be no more live traps. Alluha Akbar to the critters!


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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by Pete » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:34 pm

I have read a couple articles that said relocated squirrels don't do well in their new environment and, in fact, most of them die. Not sure if that's true but at least I give them a sporting chance.

I always thought squirrels were more resilient
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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by chucky » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:51 pm

Pete wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:34 pm
I have read a couple articles that said relocated squirrels don't do well in their new environment and, in fact, most of them die. Not sure if that's true but at least I give them a sporting chance.

I always thought squirrels were more resilient
When you relocate them they do not know their new territory. They lose their food stores and may end up in conflict with other squirrels.
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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by Pete » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm

chucky wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Pete wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:34 pm
I have read a couple articles that said relocated squirrels don't do well in their new environment and, in fact, most of them die. Not sure if that's true but at least I give them a sporting chance.

I always thought squirrels were more resilient
When you relocate them they do not know their new territory. They lose their food stores and may end up in conflict with other squirrels.
sons of bitches are tearing up my house so it's either catch and release or a gunshot
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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by JDDJR » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:26 pm

Pete wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm
chucky wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Pete wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:34 pm
I have read a couple articles that said relocated squirrels don't do well in their new environment and, in fact, most of them die. Not sure if that's true but at least I give them a sporting chance.

I always thought squirrels were more resilient
When you relocate them they do not know their new territory. They lose their food stores and may end up in conflict with other squirrels.
sons of bitches are tearing up my house so it's either catch and release or a gunshot
Damn them Georgia rats are big...
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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by nolaxride » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 pm

Pete wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:10 am
I thought it was going to be a squirrel. There will be no more live traps. Alluha Akbar to the critters!


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hmm... and it's still alive?
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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by chucky » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:38 pm

Pete wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm
chucky wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Pete wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:34 pm
I have read a couple articles that said relocated squirrels don't do well in their new environment and, in fact, most of them die. Not sure if that's true but at least I give them a sporting chance.

I always thought squirrels were more resilient
When you relocate them they do not know their new territory. They lose their food stores and may end up in conflict with other squirrels.
sons of bitches are tearing up my house so it's either catch and release or a gunshot
It might be more humane to hit them in the head with a .22 hollow point.
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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by Pete » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:20 am

nolaxride wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Pete wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:10 am
I thought it was going to be a squirrel. There will be no more live traps. Alluha Akbar to the critters!


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hmm... and it's still alive?
I suppose I should have drowned it but I wanted to have some fun. I released it in the middle of a WalMart parking lot and after it scampered toward an island a hawk dropped down out of a tree and although I didnt see the rat get captured, I watched the hawk wade thru the low groundcover with his wings partially outstretched and head cocked to the side so he could hear the rat. I had to get back to my life so thats the last time I saw Ricky Rat
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Re: Captured in my attic

Post by nolaxride » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:11 am

Pete wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:20 am
nolaxride wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Pete wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:10 am
I thought it was going to be a squirrel. There will be no more live traps. Alluha Akbar to the critters!


Image
hmm... and it's still alive?
I suppose I should have drowned it but I wanted to have some fun. I released it in the middle of a WalMart parking lot and after it scampered toward an island a hawk dropped down out of a tree and although I didnt see the rat get captured, I watched the hawk wade thru the low groundcover with his wings partially outstretched and head cocked to the side so he could hear the rat. I had to get back to my life so thats the last time I saw Ricky Rat
letting nature take care of its own. that's appropriate.
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