[NAFEX] temporary housing for squirrels
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?
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.
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