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Squirrels getting to your bird food?

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Squirrels getting to your bird food?

here is one solution
Vaseline on birder feeder
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

Yay !  but this one (on the same site) makes me laugh ! !
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=fe2_1173025591 ; Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

Around here we are trying to encourage Red Squirrels - whilst suppressing the greys
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

What's a grey squirrel?
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

its one of these with a touch of black paint  Photo just south of th A2 in Kent
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

That is an unusually large white rat, with a hair extension for a tail !  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Gotta be the rarest of squirrels, I reckon...  Shocked
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

Guess so, there is a recognised genetic Black variation, photo taken in my Sister In Law back garden, mail address is Gravesend, but the other side of the A2
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

Quote from: Spider
What's a grey squirrel?

Something to be put out of it's misery in the quickest way possible!
pierre_pierre
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

and thats legal
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

Quote from: Anotherone
Something to be put out of it's misery in the quickest way possible!

Thought it was time to do a Google search and came up with the following:
(please note the feelings of the squirrel were not taken into consideration or the methods demonstrated reflect my own views on suitable control methods)


-anFW2y3Y&feature=related
and the revenge of the squirrel:

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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

the legal position http://www.martleyelectronics.co.uk/squirrels.htm, I would thin that the catapult is not legal as the grey can run away, and that is illegal.
Shoot them, or break their necks, but not the method in the Video, but get rid of them, evil little thugs
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

I used to visit in my Service Engineering days a large property in Surrey on Coombe Hill, where the owner used to shoot them and bag them up, the local council would give her 50p for each one.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

thats a few years ago when they had a bounty on them Cool Cool
   
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

You appear to be shooting the wrong creature from your jeep pierre!
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Re: Squirrels getting to your bird food?

People actually feed them in St James Park - Westminster !
they right come up to you asking for food.