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Eradicating Gophers and Squirrels

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  1. doug

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    #1 doug, May 6, 2008
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  2. X-CEOsWife

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    #2 X-CEOsWife, May 8, 2008
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    Martin's current obsession is getting rid of the ground squirrels and other creatures that were living in our tool shed.
     
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    Have you considered just asking the squirrels for rent, when they go from squatters to renters they usually start behaving as well. :)
     
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    Asking squirrels to pay rent!?!!

    Are you nuts?!
     
  5. Chris H.

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    Sorry Martin, but I'm "rooting" for the ground squirrels on this one! :smile:

    Chris H.
     
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    OK, I'm lost.
     
  7. malcolm

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    Just go with it flabby.

    Is Martin working on a new device; "Squirrel-B-Gone"?
     
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    Thanks SByer. This is hilarious.

    The Rodex 4000 delivers "a precision underground shockwave"

    They have videos;

    How to Kill Moles
     
  10. Chris H.

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    Harnessing squirrel power:

    "The new offering from Eberhard Motor Group comes equipped with a 79,000 bsp motor."
     
  11. malcolm

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    Bet it has a squirrel cage rotor.
     
  12. Chris H.

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    Rodex 6000

    I hear that the Rodex 6000 utilizes "a purpose-built tactical thermonuclear device" that is guaranteed to keep tool sheds free from rodents "for up to 24,000 years".

    Sounds like that'll do the trick!
     
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    I'm seeing visions of the next caddy shack movie:biggrin:
     
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    Ahhh, a still from the 1973 gopher-porn classic "I fill your hole with gas and then explode".

    Oops... that may be going too far...
     
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    This all started because Carolyn demanded that I find a way to keep the ground squirrels from sneaking up behind her and sniffing her feet when she went outside. For some reason, she screamed rather loudly when this happened.:rolleyes:

    The good news is that we are animal lovers and no ground squirrels have been harmed. We are both vegetarians, so we have not boiled up any "squirrel stew." All we did was fill in their home while they were out foraging for the afternoon. OK, so we used a few tons of concrete to fill it, but we have not seen any more ground squirrels either.
     
  18. Chris H.

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    Squirrel "salary"

    Hi Martin,

    you could have tried offering the squirrels some salt, as I am guessing that is why they were interested in Carolyn's feet in the first place. I could be wrong, but it would have been a cheap, and possibly effective, alternative to concrete... :smile:

    Then again some squirrels are known to have foot fetishes... :biggrin:

    All the best,

    Chris H.
     

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