A few months ago when it started turning spring-y here, there were two ground squirrels. Then, within a couple weeks, there were more. THEN - babies emerged. I was watching several pounds of cracked corn squeeze through the chain-link and RUN AWAY every time I approached the cage. Fare-well, hard-earned dollars!! I tried to secure the cage so they can't get in, but that failed. I would have to cover the entire ground with concrete, but I have far too many cages to consider that an option. The dogs got a few, maybe a couple per month. Didn't even put a dent in their population. So, I got a pellet gun and put an end to the fattest mutant squirrel I've ever laid eyes on. Then, down with 14 more. I thought I had it down to a managable level, but now it seems that new squirrels are coming from afar and taking residence where the others are now gone! Every squirrel in the Mojave is keen to rob me blind. Has anyone ever won this battle?