Hi all! I am now firmly in the 'I hate squirrels' camp of people. I used to love them, I really did. Now that I have chickens they are a constant pain in the rear. The major trouble is this I think: my next door neighboor feeds them every single day on multiple walks in the neighborhood. He has done this for many years. He feeds them so we have a population explosion, and on top of that our neighborhood is on a very slow lane, so no traffic ever limits their population growth. What do most people do? I've looked into it, and in the NW where I live most squirrels are an undesirable invasive species anyway. Are there city codes or whatever to worry about? We have gotten good at pellet gun practice but have not started taking anyone out yet... suggestions? Rat traps? I'm thinking of penning the girls for a day or two until I can get a couple in a trap perhaps?? Arrgh! Help! Thankies. PS- Yes, they are "militant." These little b******s never seem to eat from a natural source, except my FIG tree!