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How to Manage Those Pesky Squirrels!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Urbanfarmerkc, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I am now 5 years into my orchard and after waiting that long to get a good crop, I was excited to say I was gonna get lucky this year. Well, right smack at the point when my fruit is about to be ripe, the squirrels rob me blind!

    They have eaten all my peaches, apples, pears and plums!!!!!!!! They have now begun on my tomatoes (the green ones)!

    So, I'm looking for suggestions on how to deal with them pesky varmints!

    Suggestions????
     
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    We lost all our plums to the deer.My poor DH was so excited to see them just about ready to pick and then poof they were gone LOL.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Suggestions????

    A depredation permit, and a good 22 rifle.

    OR

    Rat traps attached to trees and fences, baited with peanut butter​
     
  4. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    Deer and squirrels, shoot them and eat them.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I with you there. [​IMG]
     
  6. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have seriously been thinking along the same lines. I live on a 1.5 acre lot in the MIDDLE of the city so probably can't shoot them but trap and kill would work... Wondering if they will be sweeter since they ate ALL my fruit!!!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011
  7. Johndeere96

    Johndeere96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nh
    Quote:I with you there. [​IMG]

    Me to [​IMG]
     
  8. Kschwartz

    Kschwartz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I with you there. [​IMG]

    Me to [​IMG]

    Me three.. but I only want the venison [​IMG]

    What does squirrel taste like? [​IMG]
     
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:A rat with a longer tail is my guess.

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  10. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    Georgia
    Quote:Very mild tasting meat though can be tough as whip leather. Either par-boil until tender and then dredge in flour and fry or boil until the meat comes off the bones and make squirrel and dumplings or Brunswick stew.
     

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