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xnoel
Posted 2006-12-20 4:28 PM (#225675)
Subject: OT: I had to shoot an intruder


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The hormone blocking shot I take to try and keep my prostate cancer in check (and it seems to be working) makes me tired, so usually a nap after lunch is in order.

The other day I was awakened by a sound in our bedroom. It sounded like someone was in there. Carefully going down the hall, the first thing I saw when I looked into our bedroom, was the miniblinds off one window and the curtain hanging down with other items overturned. Then I saw him, beady eyes and all.

He fell to the floor on the other side of our bed and I fell to the floor on my side. We just laid there, looking under the bed at each other contemplating what to do. I should have gotten a gun first.

I had shut the bedroom door so he couldn't get out, so I threw something at him to make him move. He did and headed for the door. "I've got you now", I thought. Wrong! He went under the door. I never dreamed a squirrel could go under such a tiny gap!

Now we have a squirrel loose in the house and I don't know where to look, opened outside doors hoping he would leave. Set a live trap, gave him a chance.

Came in at noon the next day, he was hungry also. Been in a new loaf of bread, tore up things around the windows again, droppings on the floor.

I was really tired, so decided to nap first. He woke me up. After the third time I slowly turned around on the couch and he was looking at me from the bar in the kitchen. I was well armed by now, pumpup air rifle, a 22 rifle and a very bright flashlight.

I thought I saw where he went and proceeded to the corner of the counter top, slowly pulled out the toaster, then the coffee pot and YES, there he was behind the wok.

Without going into the details, let me say that it came to a satisfactory conclusion for yours truly, and rat shot at 10 inches ain't to be ignored.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-20 4:34 PM (#225676 - in reply to #225675)
Subject: Re: OT: I had to shoot an intruder


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my two cents.... never use sticky traps.
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xnoel
Posted 2006-12-20 4:36 PM (#225677 - in reply to #225675)
Subject: Re: OT: I had to shoot an intruder


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Originally posted by Jeff W.:
my two cents.... never use sticky traps.
Especially if you have small children in the house.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-20 4:40 PM (#225678 - in reply to #225675)
Subject: Re: OT: I had to shoot an intruder


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do you mean, "Unless" you have....?


(I've got flying squirrels in the rafters)
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Captain Lovehandles
Posted 2006-12-20 4:40 PM (#225679 - in reply to #225675)
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How did he taste?
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MWoody
Posted 2006-12-20 4:50 PM (#225680 - in reply to #225675)
Subject: Re: OT: I had to shoot an intruder



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Pegleg,
All I can tell you is "Careful Kid, You'll shoot your eye out!"


Merry Christmas and Happy Hunting!
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lanaki
Posted 2006-12-20 4:55 PM (#225681 - in reply to #225675)
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stir-fried wokked squirrel?
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xnoel
Posted 2006-12-20 5:11 PM (#225682 - in reply to #225675)
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Actually, I had visions of him being found in the alley with a bullet to the back of the head, gangster style.
That would have been poetic justice, He who lives by the wok, dies by the wok.
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lanaki
Posted 2006-12-20 5:14 PM (#225683 - in reply to #225675)
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i gotta admit...you had me going for at least three paragraphs! i was thinking your story would be a great reader's digest submission until you killed it.
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cliff
Posted 2006-12-20 5:15 PM (#225684 - in reply to #225675)
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Sticky Traps:

A few months ago, a local NY radio DJ team had a contest where they offered a hairy-backed listener $5K if he would let two naked strippers "wax" his back . . . using . . . sticky traps.

The guy who "won" was a NYC fireman who's wife was divorcing him and he needed to raise money to pay for a lawyer.

While they ripping the hair off his back, the DJ's had the foresight to play the guy's "wedding song" in the background.


Sorry if I veered off-topic Brad, but I'm afraid I'm fresh-out of squirrel stories . . .
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lanaki
Posted 2006-12-20 5:18 PM (#225685 - in reply to #225675)
Subject: Re: OT: I had to shoot an intruder


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divorce can be painful...
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-20 5:53 PM (#225686 - in reply to #225675)
Subject: Re: OT: I had to shoot an intruder


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Originally posted by cliff:
Sticky Traps:
a contest where they offered a hairy-backed listener $5K if he would let two naked strippers "wax" his back . . . using . . . sticky traps.
. . . now the full "Brazilian" . . . . that'd been worth 5K.
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-20 7:02 PM (#225687 - in reply to #225675)
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No no no! THEY waxed HIM!

pay attention.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2006-12-20 7:07 PM (#225688 - in reply to #225675)
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it was *RADIO!*
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Weaser P
Posted 2006-12-20 7:10 PM (#225689 - in reply to #225675)
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Yes, it was radio but you still have to pay attention.
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alpep
Posted 2006-12-20 11:00 PM (#225690 - in reply to #225675)
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squirrels are the enemy. I had them in my attic pre addition stage. they ate through wires, scratched through the drywall at one place and I think I even had one die in the walls. (all I know is he isn't scratching any more)

the lovely and talented suzipep would not allow me to harm them so I had to use the havahart traps. I was on a govt squirrel relocation project for months. I kept count on the refergerator, after 80 squirrels trapped 5 birds 16 chipmunks and a possum I gave up keeping score.

what I noticed was when I relocated a group of them another group would move in. I think I finally thinned out the population enough so that they don't come back, plus the new siding closed up any and all holes they may have had as entrance.

I hate squirrels they are rats with fur
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CrimsonLake
Posted 2006-12-20 11:03 PM (#225691 - in reply to #225675)
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Back during our addition phase I would find acorns in the strangest places...
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tdeej
Posted 2006-12-20 11:20 PM (#225692 - in reply to #225675)
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Originally posted by Captain_Lovehandles:
How did he taste?
Like schicken
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lanaki
Posted 2006-12-20 11:28 PM (#225693 - in reply to #225675)
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we ain't got any squirrels in hawaii. no snakes, no skunks, no armadillos and no llamas (that i am aware of)
we've got our share of cockroaches, centipedes, wild pig, feral goats, mongoose and wild wahines though.
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-21 1:49 AM (#225694 - in reply to #225675)
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What does mongoose taste like?
I've eaten all the rest.
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lanaki
Posted 2006-12-21 1:56 AM (#225695 - in reply to #225675)
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i ain't sure fillhixx, but since you've eaten all the rest, your tastebuds are rather compromised and it won't matter.
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noah
Posted 2006-12-21 2:25 AM (#225696 - in reply to #225675)
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About a dozen years ago back in Illinois, I got to my friend's house just in time to witness him unload a full clip into his roof and chimney. The noise didn't even phase the momma raccoon, which I swear was laughing at him.
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xnoel
Posted 2006-12-23 2:31 PM (#225697 - in reply to #225675)
Subject: Re: OT: I had to shoot an intruder


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This past week we had more squirrels, this time in the attic of my wife's daycare. I think two also came in through the unused dryer vent. Hopefully, I closed the openings up while they were out shopping.

The past few years we didn't seem to have many, this year they are everywhere. Also the coyotes are plentiful and big with fine coats of hair. Thankfully, they don't come in the house. We also are overrun with feral hogs. A sow can have three litters a year, so not much hope of eliminating them.
Merry Christmas to all.
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lanaki
Posted 2006-12-23 5:17 PM (#225698 - in reply to #225675)
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what's up with the plague of feral hogs all over the U.S. and in hawaii? not enuf folks eatin' pork, i guess. one of the main concerns here is that the pigs root up much of the native vegetation destroying plant species and causing major erosion. they will also remodel the front end of your car if you happen to hit one on the road. this happens alot here, especially at night. their red eyes are an evil sight.
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fillhixx
Posted 2006-12-23 5:36 PM (#225699 - in reply to #225675)
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Feral hogs? Is that one of the "End Times" signs?
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