Skip to comments.Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels (Wife Turned Him In)
Posted on 11/21/2010 10:08:31 AM PST by nickcarraway
Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels
I just use a 17hmr.
Maybe Patricia F. should shut her own trap.
Un-flippin believable. Luckily for me, my wife knows how to keep her mouth shut about such things.
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.
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.
A squirrel has more rights than the average citizen of NJ.
Rodent have been elevated above humans, even at the state level.
Yep they can board a plane without a pat down. Rodents and moslems rodents
> 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.
The dog also fixed the groundhog invasion, with prejudice.
There are traps designed to do just this. What is the crime?
“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.
It's still just an animal legally though for crying out loud!
Next it will be a crime just to eat meat.
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.
“LOL! But how do squirrels compare with average NJ citizens in other respects?”
You make a good point. The fine is fair. ;)
Aren’t you glad you moved to NH? Too bad we couldn’t bring Christie along, too.
I trap mine and air freight ‘em to New Jersey
Instead of a fine they shoud pay him a bounty.
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.
Squirrel meat may become a delicacy if Glenn Beck is right
Stock up now!
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.
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.
Old timers around here call them Limb Chickens.
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”
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.
ROTF! : - D
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.
Lively debate here:
Evidently New Jersey is the only state in which this is illegal. You are supposed to “relocate” the squirrels:
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.
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.
"But officer, I was just relocating them...to squirrel Hades!"
If I were him, she would VERY soon be my ex-wife.
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.”
(Copyright infringement and plagiarism alert. The original joke had penguins in it.)
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.
My cat caught (and mostly ate) a chipmunk yesterday... I hope he’s not going to be charged.
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.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say she's a Rachel Maddow Groupie.