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Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels (Wife Turned Him In)
NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | Charles Webster

Posted on 11/21/2010 10:08:31 AM PST by nickcarraway

Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: attorney; drowning; fined; freehold; squirrel; squirrels; trapping
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1 posted on 11/21/2010 10:08:34 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I just use a 17hmr.


2 posted on 11/21/2010 10:17:34 AM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: TLEIBY308

Maybe Patricia F. should shut her own trap.


3 posted on 11/21/2010 10:18:56 AM PST by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting me.)
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To: nickcarraway

Un-flippin believable. Luckily for me, my wife knows how to keep her mouth shut about such things.


4 posted on 11/21/2010 10:19:15 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: nickcarraway

You can’t shoot your gun in suburban NJ, so how do you hunt squirrels? I would have fined him for failing to eat what he killed. One of my relatives has a freezer full of squirrel meat.

And if he doesn’t divorce his wife he’s an idiot.

There’s no community property in NJ, so he should do well in the financial settlement.


5 posted on 11/21/2010 10:20:03 AM PST by devere
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To: nickcarraway

Those little buggers can definitely do some damage to a house. I have first hand experience with that. I still trap them if I see evidence they are trying to gnaw their way back into our house but release them in a wooded area 5 or so miles away.

The damage they can do is pretty incredible. I once read that a sizable amount of all house fires are believed to be started by squirrels (gnawing on wiring etc..). Don`t know if that is true but it wouldn`t suprise me.


6 posted on 11/21/2010 10:23:00 AM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: nickcarraway

A squirrel has more rights than the average citizen of NJ.


7 posted on 11/21/2010 10:25:04 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: donhunt

Rodent have been elevated above humans, even at the state level.


8 posted on 11/21/2010 10:25:52 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Soothesayer

Yep they can board a plane without a pat down. Rodents and moslems rodents


9 posted on 11/21/2010 10:27:38 AM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: Bud Krieger

> The damage they can do is pretty incredible. I once read that a sizable amount of all house fires are believed to be started by squirrels (gnawing on wiring etc..). Don`t know if that is true but it wouldn`t suprise me.

The cable and electric companies have to run new lines to my house every 3 or 4 years. Squirrels strip the insulation down to bare wire. When there is about a foot of bare wire exposed, the utilitiy guys are aut there replacing the wires and cables.


10 posted on 11/21/2010 10:31:48 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: Bud Krieger
We used to have annual squirrel attacks on the house (large trees with branches often overhanging the roof until pruned back). Now that we have dogs, the problem has abated (one dog is fast enough to catch them on the ground occasionally).

The dog also fixed the groundhog invasion, with prejudice.

11 posted on 11/21/2010 10:31:58 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Soothesayer
LOL! But how do squirrels compare with average NJ citizens in other respects?


12 posted on 11/21/2010 10:33:06 AM PST by dr_who
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To: nickcarraway

There are traps designed to do just this. What is the crime?


13 posted on 11/21/2010 10:34:05 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: TLEIBY308

“Yep they can board a plane without a pat down. Rodents and moslems rodents”

Nah ... someone at the TSA would have to see their nuts.


14 posted on 11/21/2010 10:34:27 AM PST by jessduntno ("You're a racist!" "You're just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: nickcarraway
I couldn't kill a squirrel unless my life depended on it.

It's still just an animal legally though for crying out loud!

Next it will be a crime just to eat meat.

15 posted on 11/21/2010 10:35:56 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nickcarraway

Day Rats


16 posted on 11/21/2010 10:37:44 AM PST by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: Bud Krieger
...but release them in a wooded area 5 or so miles away.

Great! Help spread potential disease carriers...

I think there are laws against about doing stuff like that.

I can empathize with rodents attacking your abode. Years ago, a neighbor gave me grief for taking care of rodents attacking the then-wife's garden.

And what did she do when squirrels started to eat into her house? Commercial strength poisoned bait.

17 posted on 11/21/2010 10:39:00 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: dr_who

“LOL! But how do squirrels compare with average NJ citizens in other respects?”

You make a good point. The fine is fair. ;)


18 posted on 11/21/2010 10:39:17 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: jessduntno

19 posted on 11/21/2010 10:39:25 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: grady

Aren’t you glad you moved to NH? Too bad we couldn’t bring Christie along, too.


20 posted on 11/21/2010 10:41:06 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: steveo

I trap mine and air freight ‘em to New Jersey


21 posted on 11/21/2010 10:41:06 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: EGPWS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=777vJrssQL8


22 posted on 11/21/2010 10:41:06 AM PST by gman992
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To: TLEIBY308

Instead of a fine they shoud pay him a bounty.


23 posted on 11/21/2010 10:43:10 AM PST by dalereed
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To: gman992
I hand raised a darling little baby squirrel. That being said, they are fluffy tailed rats...
24 posted on 11/21/2010 10:43:53 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 670 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: nickcarraway
Hey a five gallon plastic bucket half full of water with a small piece of wood for a ramp does a good job. Just sprinkle a few sunflower seeds on the ramp and some onto the water in the bucket (they float) And bad ol’ squirrels and chipmunks think it is their private swimming pool. Just post a sign "No Lifeguard On Duty"! Heeeee Heeeeee
25 posted on 11/21/2010 10:46:12 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Paladin2

We got two dogs last Christmas and the squirrel problem has noticeably decreased. I still see a squirrel in the yard from time to time but don`t hear them rummaging around on the roof anymore. They do gnaw on my wooden fence still though.

I hate those little buggers. The home we are in now apparently had them in the walls and attic for many years. The previous owners never did anything to get rid of them. As I tear away the drywall and insulation, I can`t believe this house didn`t burn down years ago. The damage is incredible. And don`t get me started on the mice.....

It was easier to get rid of the mice than the squirrels, I will say that.


26 posted on 11/21/2010 10:48:13 AM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: devere

Squirrel meat may become a delicacy if Glenn Beck is right

Stock up now!


27 posted on 11/21/2010 10:49:42 AM PST by Mr. K (TSA Sexual Assaulters: "You dont get on until we get off")
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To: Past Your Eyes
I shall avenge my slain brethren!


28 posted on 11/21/2010 10:51:00 AM PST by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: devere

Crossbow.


29 posted on 11/21/2010 10:57:43 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Bud Krieger
but release them in a wooded area 5 or so miles away.

The little furry critters will come back. They need to become former squirrels, they need to cease to be. Send them to the Choir Triumphant.

30 posted on 11/21/2010 10:58:21 AM PST by centurion316
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To: Calvin Locke

Not in my area. I called animal control and they told me to release them far away in a wooded area. So I did just that.

The poison thing is great if they don`t croak in your attic or under your floor. We had one die in the hall floor right next to our bedroom, the stench was bad for about two weeks. One day I will get to that one. But its one room at a time right on the remodel for now.


31 posted on 11/21/2010 10:58:25 AM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President, another idiot....)
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To: steveo
Day Rats

Old timers around here call them Limb Chickens.

32 posted on 11/21/2010 10:59:10 AM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lucky he doesn’t live in Iowa.

“Council Bluffs is the home of the rare black squirrel. It is illegal here to taunt, maim, kill, annoy or otherwise disturb a black squirrel, and there are legal penalties for those who do so”

from here:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4098


33 posted on 11/21/2010 11:15:11 AM PST by ConservativeChris
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To: Red_Devil 232
Hey a five gallon plastic bucket half full of water with a small piece of wood for a ramp does a good job.

I did that, back around 1965, for a mouse problem, using a round, straight sided, steel five gallon bucket.

First time, I didn't use water in it, believing 16-18” vertical walls was good enough. WRONG!

I heard one fall in, and went to take care of it, just in time to see the little bugger start running around the edge of the bucket. "Heh-heh; look at the little beggar running itself to death," I thought WRONG!.

Next thing I knew, it had enough speed that it developed the centrifugal force necessary to plaster itself against the side, like the guy riding in the spherical motorcycle cage at a carnival, and up the side it went, then hit the top.

Obeying Newton's Laws of Motion, it then shot several feet across the room, and hit the floor running.

The lesson learned was that the water isn't so much to drown them, as it is to keep them in the trap for disposal.

34 posted on 11/21/2010 11:15:19 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease caused by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: gman992

ROTF! : - D


35 posted on 11/21/2010 11:15:57 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Past Your Eyes
The first house I owned had a lovely field stone wall behind the house. A hell spawn woodchuck took up residence and started to dislodge the stones.

So on my days off I set up an ambush in my kitchen window with my 10/22, no one would hear the shot and the wall that been there for a couple of hundred years would have been preserved, whole.My Masshole communist, ex, Nurse, wife, took an early 1/2 day and saw meand threw herself across the Woodchuck Hole when she saw me setup.

I told this story to my sons Father in Law, Scotch Irish Ridge runners from Alabama. His view, knowing she and I, "You should have shot her you would have been out by now.

36 posted on 11/21/2010 11:18:09 AM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lively debate here:

http://www.newjerseyhunter.com/article91999.htm

Evidently New Jersey is the only state in which this is illegal. You are supposed to “relocate” the squirrels:

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/relocation_policy.pdf


37 posted on 11/21/2010 11:26:25 AM PST by devere
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To: ConservativeChris

I was born in Omaha, NE, and raised in a suburb of that city that had a tremendous number of beautiful black walnut trees. Of course we also had a very large number of squirrels. And they were all red.

But, as your post notes, Council Bluffs, IA, just across the river, has black squirrels.

It’s very strange. I know the Missouri River is a pretty big obstacle, but squirrels are pretty resourceful about getting anywhere they want to go. I think they could cross the river pretty easily if they wanted to, especially considering the number of bridges that exist.

But for whatever reason, they stay in Council Bluffs.


38 posted on 11/21/2010 11:27:41 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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To: ConservativeChris

By the way, everywhere else that I’m aware of in Iowa the squirrels are red. Except Council Bluffs. Even throughout the rest of the Loess Hills (in which CB is located), from St. Joseph, MO, all the way to Sioux City, IA, they’re red. It’s weird.


39 posted on 11/21/2010 11:30:08 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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To: devere
You are supposed to “relocate” the squirrels:

"But officer, I was just relocating them...to squirrel Hades!"

40 posted on 11/21/2010 11:31:46 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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To: nickcarraway
Squirrels = tree rats.
41 posted on 11/21/2010 11:33:55 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Past Your Eyes

If I were him, she would VERY soon be my ex-wife.


42 posted on 11/21/2010 11:38:14 AM PST by rcofdayton
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To: nickcarraway
I trapped a whole family of fluffy eared squirrels and had them in a cage in the back seat of my car when I was pulled over for speeding.

The officer saw the full cage of squirrels and told me to take them to the zoo.

The next day I was out and the same officer pulled me over. I wasn't speeding this time, he saw the cage still in the backseat. He comes walking up to the car and sees the full cage of squirrels and gets all mad.

“Hey! I thought I told you to take those squirrels to the zoo!”

“I did,” I replied. “Today we are going to the museum.”

Rimshot.

(Copyright infringement and plagiarism alert. The original joke had penguins in it.)

43 posted on 11/21/2010 11:49:35 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: nickcarraway
Gamo Shadow 1000 >>.177 cal air rifle w/8 grain pellet at 1000ft/sec.

Remington 510 >>>.22 rimfire bolt action single shot with CCI CB Caps w/ 29 grain bullet at 725 ft/sec

Both work great on squirrels in urban settings.

The .22 w/ CB caps is actually quieter than the pellet gun and has more energy.

Bait them at the base of a tree so that you have a nice safe back stop.

44 posted on 11/21/2010 12:29:57 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: nickcarraway

My cat caught (and mostly ate) a chipmunk yesterday... I hope he’s not going to be charged.


45 posted on 11/21/2010 12:36:59 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: null and void
You might appreciate this thread on Boise Shooters.
46 posted on 11/21/2010 12:50:50 PM PST by andyk (Hi, my name's Andy, and I was a BF 1942 / Desert Combat junkie.)
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To: nickcarraway
I had an odd squirrel problem. In my front yard beneath the large shadetree I started noticing strips of woodbark about 1/2"x3" scattered about on the ground. One day a wood strip hit me on the head as I was working under the tree and I saw the culprit in action. It was a large squirrel hard at work debarking a limb.

Well, I saw red, went and got a scoped .22 and promptly shot the tree-hater off of his perch. He bounced from limb to limb on his way down and hit ground. It was then that I noticed my neighbor's kids yelling and pointing with wide-eyed looks of disbelief on their faces. I live on a rural county road so nothing was ever said about the squirrel's untimely demise. But I never knew that squirrels were bark strippers.

47 posted on 11/21/2010 1:21:58 PM PST by Free in Texas (Martin Luther King was a Republican and Karl Marx played the stock market...nuff said.)
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(Wife Turned Him In)

I'm going to go out on a limb and say she's a Rachel Maddow Groupie.

48 posted on 11/21/2010 1:27:27 PM PST by Conservative Tsunami (0bama - All the compassion of a crocodile, wisdom of a crack addict, and ethics of the devil himself)
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49 posted on 11/21/2010 1:31:57 PM PST by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: andyk
And you might apprciate this...
50 posted on 11/21/2010 3:31:09 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 670 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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