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Squirrel traps family in their home: Strongsville Police Blotter
Sun Star Courier (Cleveland.com) ^ | May 6, 2010

Posted on 05/11/2010 7:56:59 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

ANIMAL COMPLAINT, DRAKE ROAD: Residents called police because they were trapped in their home by a temperamental squirrel.

The squirrel was desperate to get in the house, according to the residents. The squirrel kept jumping at the garage door and would run at the residents any time they opened a door.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: napl; squirrel
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1 posted on 05/11/2010 7:56:59 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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20 guage w/ No. 8 would do the trick in freeing he trapped family, I would think.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 7:59:41 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nothing a good pitching wedge couldn’t take care of.


3 posted on 05/11/2010 8:00:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Turbo Pig

Yes, I’ve direct experience, they share the same with all animals, respect of the gun!


4 posted on 05/11/2010 8:00:42 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
No man in the house, apparently.


5 posted on 05/11/2010 8:01:09 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I guess these helpless nanny-staters have never heard of an f#$@ing pellet gun?

Too bad the 911 operator disn’t just tell them “You’re letting a SQUIRREL keep you trapped inside your house? I guess you’re gonna die, you stupid jackass”.


6 posted on 05/11/2010 8:02:42 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

AND the next one i sabout the people who DID NOT solve the problem of a slow turtle crossing the road, blocking traffic.

FWIW, it’s kinda hard to hit a squirrel with a stick, but using a tennis racquet WILL work ;-)

Don’t ask me how I know.


7 posted on 05/11/2010 8:02:45 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I used to live in Strongsville...do you live there?? Is Wally still the Mayor??


8 posted on 05/11/2010 8:02:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL, LOVE IT!!!


9 posted on 05/11/2010 8:03:14 AM PDT by beefree
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Slings and Arrows
Cue the Democrats trapped on an escalator video...

"Help! Somebody help!"

10 posted on 05/11/2010 8:04:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: Ann Archy

LOL; no, I don’t; this was on Drudge, believe it or not.


11 posted on 05/11/2010 8:05:10 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; JoeProBono; Daffynition; Revolting cat!


12 posted on 05/11/2010 8:07:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise
LOL

When Nature Attacks!

13 posted on 05/11/2010 8:09:50 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Squirrel Power


14 posted on 05/11/2010 8:10:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Am reminded of the squirrel in Over the Hedge... "I am a crazy rabid squirrel" (voice of Steve Carrell)


15 posted on 05/11/2010 8:11:12 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

"SQUIRREL!"

16 posted on 05/11/2010 8:13:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL


17 posted on 05/11/2010 8:14:17 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

golf?

baseball?

how about just backing the car out?

seriously... these people need to turn in their ‘top predator’ badge and relinquish calling themselves human beings.


18 posted on 05/11/2010 8:17:49 AM PDT by sten
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I purchased a trap about a month ago and have since “relocated” about 3 dozen of those pesky tree rats. It’s just too easy. They simply can’t resist peanuts!


19 posted on 05/11/2010 8:20:01 AM PDT by poobear
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Haha. How pathetic. A whole family was cornered by an animal that is 1/50th the size of an individual human being.

Plan A ... shoot it. Anything that fires projectiles will due. Shotgun, handgun, pellet gun, crossbow, rubber-band gun, nerf gun, water pistol, water balloon slingshot. Hell ... a cap gun would probably scare the thing away.

Plan B ... hit it with something. Golf club, tennis racket, baseball bat, plank of wood, heavy boot, cast-iron skillet, nerf bat. If you’re too much of a girl to hit it from close range, throw something.

Plan C ... run. It can only take out one of you. With such a pitiful family, surrendering the slowest one shouldn’t be that big a deal.

SnakeDoc


20 posted on 05/11/2010 8:21:21 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Turbo Pig

Mmmmmm, squirrel grave and biscuits!!!


21 posted on 05/11/2010 8:21:42 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

These people needed a Jack Russel Terrier to protect them. Problem solved!


22 posted on 05/11/2010 8:24:17 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Psycho Squirrel, Ques’ca’cest?”


23 posted on 05/11/2010 8:27:49 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: poobear

I had a trap set up one winter. Mine was the kind where they can’t be relocated after, though. I stopped when spring came and I saw the local songbirds investigating the bait.

Not sure where my trap is anymore, it got moved.


24 posted on 05/11/2010 8:29:01 AM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run. . . -Hank Jr.)
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To: WayneS
Too bad the 911 operator disn’t just tell them “You’re letting a SQUIRREL keep you trapped inside your house? I guess you’re gonna die, you stupid jackass”.

You owe me a new screen, lol! At least it wasn't a mad rabbit.

Y'all have to read to rest of the stories at the link. If this is any indication of the level of intelligence, we are indeed doomed.

25 posted on 05/11/2010 8:30:16 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Blueflag

FYI, cast iron skillets work on snakes.


26 posted on 05/11/2010 8:31:26 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: trooprally

plink


27 posted on 05/11/2010 8:39:17 AM PDT by BufordP (Once a Marine - always a Marine ... Until Jack Murtha.)
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To: Ditter

People like that couldn’t handle a Jack Russell!!!!


28 posted on 05/11/2010 8:40:01 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Happened to me once.

I found that a good broom is sufficient to keep the squirrel out.


29 posted on 05/11/2010 8:40:28 AM PDT by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: Ellendra
I had one of those too. I think it got lost during move. I use a Habitrap (sp). I catch raccoon, opossum an even field mice. I even have mourning dove get in there at least once a week.
30 posted on 05/11/2010 8:42:11 AM PDT by poobear
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To: Blueflag

My thoughts as well. They’re pretty fast to go after them with a stick, bat or golf club, but with a tennis racquet you can launch a squirrel quite some distance.


31 posted on 05/11/2010 8:56:30 AM PDT by Teotwawki (Live free or die. Seriously. It's not just a state slogan.)
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To: Ditter

“Where’s cousin Eddie? He usually eats the -— dam#ed things”


32 posted on 05/11/2010 9:02:20 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ZEROs FAVORITE SONG -- I, ME, MINE -- BY THE BEATLES)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Paging.....


33 posted on 05/11/2010 9:09:43 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Ditter

I’d gladly allow any squirrel dumb enough to charge the front door into our house. Yeah, the house might suffer a bit, but, our two Great Pyrenees and Queensland would probably make short work of it.


34 posted on 05/11/2010 9:12:55 AM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: Himyar

That is sure right. I heard a guy who called into a local talk radio show complaining that the city hadn’t come to pick up a dead raccoon. If you are such a weenie you couldn’t scrape a dead raccoon into a garbage bag, you can’t do much for yourself.


35 posted on 05/11/2010 9:15:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: stylin_geek

I love Great Pyrenees but not sure what you mean by a Queensland.


36 posted on 05/11/2010 9:20:13 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: a fool in paradise

L

37 posted on 05/11/2010 9:24:54 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Blueflag
"FWIW, it’s kinda hard to hit a squirrel with a stick, but using a tennis racquet WILL work"

Peanut butter and crushed valium works too.....

also don't ask me how I know.

38 posted on 05/11/2010 9:53:42 AM PDT by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Mississippi Squirrel Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU


39 posted on 05/11/2010 9:56:06 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: sniper63
Crushed valium...... hummmmmmm.. How much valium does it take? I am a rat hunter and I’l bet it would work for them too. Does it kill them or just relax them?
40 posted on 05/11/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


41 posted on 05/11/2010 10:10:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Just another day in Oceania.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Oh the squirrelanity!


42 posted on 05/11/2010 10:26:00 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: stylin_geek

OT, but how do your Great Pyrenees do with kids? I’d always heard they weren’t great with kids? My FIL has one and she tends to stay whereever the kiddo is.


43 posted on 05/11/2010 10:38:37 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
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44 posted on 05/11/2010 10:52:10 AM PDT by Sax
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To: a fool in paradise; rightwingintelligentsia
Any pix of the squirrel[s] in question yet?


45 posted on 05/11/2010 10:55:38 AM PDT by Daffynition ( Someday we'll know why love can't move a mountain.)
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"And family called for help over the mysterious telephone lines that run overhead from tree to tree; they pled for help, BUT NOBODY CAME! No one could stop the ferocious onslaught, the FATE that they could not avoid!"

46 posted on 05/11/2010 11:05:46 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Slings and Arrows

Where are they supposed to get one of those? It was Ohio, not Kentucky! Sheesh; some people! *<];-’)


47 posted on 05/11/2010 11:17:21 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: MsLady

48 posted on 05/11/2010 11:50:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Hm...obviously a gun would be the best way of dealing with it, but I’m not sure getting into melee range of a potentially rabid animal is the wisest course?


49 posted on 05/11/2010 12:05:01 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Trijicon, the scope of CRUSADERS!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When did Jimmy Carter move to Ohio?


50 posted on 05/11/2010 12:22:13 PM PDT by rfp1234
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