[nafex] how to keep squirrels of trees

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Wed Nov 27 00:30:41 EST 2013


On Nov 26, 2013, at 10:23 PM, Road's End Farm wrote:

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> On Nov 26, 2013, at 9:25 PM, Spidra Webster wrote:
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>> I have an acquaintance who has a dachshund that has turned out to be a prodigious squirrel hunter.
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> Does he climb trees?
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> I have never had a dog who could catch any significant amount of squirrels, though not for lack of trying; the squirrels here learn very quickly to stay out of a dog's reach, either in the trees or up the sides of buildings.
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> Even the cats can't catch them, because the squirrels weigh less and can go further out on the branches than the cats can.
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I used to have a cat who was a prodigious killer of chipmunks. He sometimes killed squirrels, too, but probably not often enough to affect the population.

But he was VERY proud of himself when he took down a squirrel that was half his size. I miss that cat.

Ginda


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