[NAFEX] temporary housing for squirrels

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Mon Aug 16 14:16:11 EDT 2004


At 10:28 AM 8/16/2004 -0700, you wrote:

>I m getting tired of the local squirrels.  They robbed me of my little 
>walnut crop (maybe 50 nuts total).  I found two that they missed.  Along 
>with the Blue Jays, they wiped out my wild hazelnuts.  They stole all but 
>one of my precious pluots.  Now they are going after my Italian 
>Prunes.  Next year I may make a little hotel for them to check into, made 
>out of chicken wire, maybe.  They would get plenty of food and water 
>during my harvest time, and I would release them in the Fall.  (I don t 
>have the guts to kill them.)  Would I be breaking any laws by holding 
>these tree rats against their will?

Mark,
If you're truly serious about this, I'd say you'll need to check with your 
local wildlife/conservation officer - you might have to have a permit to 
trap & hold small game animals, and this would fall under the auspices of 
the fish & wildlife folks.

Lucky
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