[NAFEX] squirrels

Lee Reich garden at leereich.com
Fri Aug 1 12:06:44 EDT 2008

Please describe these "snares." Thanks.

Lee Reich, PhD

Books by Lee Reich:
The Pruning Book
Weedless Gardening
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
A Northeast Gardener's Year

On Aug 1, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Scott Smith wrote:

> I have had some luck with the snares Lucky mentions.  Put about four
> of them on a 6' pole which is leaned 45 degrees against a tree they
> like to climb up.  Squirrels will prefer using the 45 degree ramp to
> walking vertically on the tree.  I would say the hardest part is to
> learn how to set the snares properly, they are quite fickle.  I have
> caught several squirrels in them in spite of bad setting technique.
> Many more times I see a snare moved due to a squirrel that got away.
> They are cheap, around $1 each.
> There is a tube kind of lethal squirrel trap which was in the CRFG
> magazine last year.  I got one and did not get a single squirrel in  
> it.
> The Havahart traps I have very intermittent luck with.  This year I
> have not caught a single squirrel in one, but last year I got half a
> dozen.  My best recipe is the .22 pellet, but it sounds like that will
> not work for you Alan.
> This year I have largely been OK due to all the squirrels I killed via
> bait-and-shoot before the fruits came out, but there is one spot I
> cannot shoot due to a neighbor house in the back and they have
> recently stripped a couple peach trees in that area.  I have now set
> several snares in that area and also threw down some sunflowers and
> corn in the hope of distracting them from the peaches.
> Scott
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