[NAFEX] offending squirrels in apricots

Dr. Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Fri Sep 4 10:39:21 EDT 2009


Jay, 
I'm sure you're getting a warm, fuzzy feeling thinking that you've removed
the 'offending' squirrels, yet not harmed them in any significant manner,
but years of study indicates otherwise.  Wildlife biologists and various
state departments of fish & wildlife have, for years, tried to educated
people to the cold hard facts that relocation of wildlife - particularly
non-threatened species, like squirrels, raccoons, deer, etc., is not a
humane act - for the relocated animal, or for the established population
you've now introduced the 'relocated' animal into - and it's actually
illegal to do this in some states.  
Do a search for 'wildlife relocation', and you'll find a wealth of info.
Here's one for starters. http://icwdm.org/wildlife/euthanasia/relocation.asp

Far better to rapidly dispatch the offending squirrels, etc., than to
'relocate' them. 
I can provide some tasty squirrel recipes, if desired.

Lucky Pittman




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