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NJ Man Allegedly Shot Squirrels With BB Gun & Hung Bodies On Backyard Fence
CBS ^ | June 12, 2012

Posted on 06/13/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

LINDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Linden, N.J. man is accused of assassinating some annoying, pesky and nuisance-causing neighbors — a family of squirrels.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


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"assassinating"?
1 posted on 06/13/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

He should have skinned ‘em and ate ‘em and nobody would have known.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Grifin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Squirrel = Rat in a designer outfit.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 5:34:47 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: ConservativeStatement
A conservative estimate on the number of squirrels I have shot in my life is about 200.

And I ate every one.

4 posted on 06/13/2012 5:35:15 PM PDT by South40
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To: ConservativeStatement

My dog must seem like Bib Laden or Attila the Hun to the critters around here


5 posted on 06/13/2012 5:36:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I like squirrels. Most normal people do.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 5:37:37 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: South40
After a short stint in gitmo, I sent this coon into exile.

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7 posted on 06/13/2012 5:38:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Terry Mross

is the guys name Jed ?


8 posted on 06/13/2012 5:39:17 PM PDT by molson209
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To: ConservativeStatement

Boy they would go crazy if they knew how many morning doves I’ve eaten. Course I used up many boxes of birdshot too. Those suckers can be hard to hit, they bank faster than jets.


9 posted on 06/13/2012 5:41:09 PM PDT by Kudsman
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To: ConservativeStatement

Boy they would go crazy if they knew how many morning doves I’ve eaten. Course I used up many boxes of birdshot too. Those suckers can be hard to hit, they bank faster than jets.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 5:41:27 PM PDT by Kudsman
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To: Krankor

I like em with a little barbeque sauce...


11 posted on 06/13/2012 5:42:08 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: cripplecreek
Nice coon. Several visit my backyard pond nightly making it impossible for me to keep any kind of fish.

I have a similar trap but I don't dare use it. The last time I did I caught a skunk. It took me a while to get him out but I did so w/o getting sprayed. I guess I could have dispatched him first but I didn't want to do that.

12 posted on 06/13/2012 5:47:36 PM PDT by South40
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To: Krankor
Funny how appropriate this thread is... I have biscuits in the oven as I type.

I LOVE squirrel. Avec mirepoix, a la meuniere, with a roux gravy and the biscuits, let simmer for a half hour. Greens on the side.

/john

13 posted on 06/13/2012 5:47:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ok so this is news, or a crime? It ain’t cruelty to hang a squirrel on a fence after them squirrels be dead. They be dead!


14 posted on 06/13/2012 5:50:46 PM PDT 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: South40

I tracked the number of squirrels I killed over 4 years. 500+. I didn’t eat every one, but every one was eaten. I can’t eat them anymore. I made squirrel pot pie, squirrel jerky, squirrel bbq, and squirrel everything else. Enough.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 5:51:06 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ve no problem with shooting squirrels; but hanging them from a fence, in a residential area isn’t right.


16 posted on 06/13/2012 5:51:06 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ConservativeStatement

Kentucky Doctors Warn Against a Regional Dish: Squirrels’ Brains

By SANDRA BLAKESLEE
Published: August 29, 1997

Doctors in Kentucky have issued a warning that people should not eat squirrel brains, a regional delicacy, because squirrels may carry a variant of mad cow disease that can be transmitted to humans and is fatal.

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/29/us/kentucky-doctors-warn-against-a-regional-dish-squirrels-brains.html


17 posted on 06/13/2012 5:52:05 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A squirrel is nothing more than a rat with good PR.

I’ve killed thousands of ground squirrels. Thousands.

In the last 15 years, I’d reckon somewhere between 3 and 4K is a firm estimate right now... shot, poisoned, gassed, blown up, trapped... you name it, I’ve done it.


18 posted on 06/13/2012 5:52:43 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rats with furry tails. Son and husband killed many back in SC. They would destroy the pecans. Every single one off a 30’+ tree.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 5:53:51 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: KingLudd

I grew up with a pecan orchard in my back yard. Squirrels were aplenty. Between my brothers and me we took thousands (I have 5 bros). We ate every one and often squirrel meat was the only meat on the table.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 5:54:32 PM PDT by South40
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To: ConservativeStatement

If he didn’t eat them, I can agree with assassinating. If he didn’t want to eat them he should have followed the 3 S doctrine. Shoot shovel and shut up.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by Figment
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I’ve no problem with shooting squirrels; but hanging them from a fence, in a residential area isn’t right

You could shoot them with hollow points so they would get on the fence in one step.

22 posted on 06/13/2012 5:56:23 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

It’s a message to the survivors!

Kind of like we used to do with criminals before we got over-civilized. ;-)


23 posted on 06/13/2012 5:56:23 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I’ve no problem with shooting squirrels; but hanging them from a fence, in a residential area isn’t right

You could shoot them with hollow points so they would get on the fence in one step.

24 posted on 06/13/2012 5:56:35 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So? When the groundhogs were getting too brazen (climbing the plum tree, sending the babies through the garden fence to bring out the tomatoes) I put a road-kill squirrel in their hole.

This is Jersey.

They got the message.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 5:58:07 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: South40

The last time I did I caught a skunk

I had the same experience with the same outcome. Threw a plastic tarp over the trap and very carefully opened it from an awkward position.Felt like I was defusing a bomb


26 posted on 06/13/2012 5:59:39 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Loyal Sedition

The problem is, it’s also a message to anti-hunting types. Young children really like squirrels — any that saw that display would be upset. If the kids are upset, so are their mothers. Next thing you know, you’re brought up on animal cruelty charges. IMHO, the guy was asking for it.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 6:02:20 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Red_Devil 232

It ain’t cruelty to hang a squirrel on a fence after them squirrels be dead.

I agree it’s not cruelty, and I don’t disagree with his dislike of squirrels. In my state it is hunting out of season, and if not having a hunting license, it gets worse


28 posted on 06/13/2012 6:03:47 PM PDT by Figment
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well, if you bite into peanut inside of one of them, I gave it to him.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 6:04:25 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Terry Mross

I hope he did it with a little style, Mini Hangman’s noose would be pretty original.


30 posted on 06/13/2012 6:05:33 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Krankor

Most people like sqiuirrels until they get in their attic or rob their bird feeders.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 6:06:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ConservativeStatement

CBS morons, BODY.


32 posted on 06/13/2012 6:07:20 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: ConservativeStatement

OMG — and it’s a BLACK (oops, I mean, African-American) MAN doing this hideous crime! Oh the humanity!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 06/13/2012 6:12:07 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Krankor

Most normal people who haven’t had squirrels move into the attic, or had them chew up boat upholstery, like squirrels, you mean.

Kinda like a liberal is a person who hasn’t been mugged.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Krankor
It's people like you that interfere with nature that cause problems which lead to people like me eating them.

Leave them alone. Don't feed them, don't make pets out of them.

And in some parts of the world... squirrel is food. Here, for example.

/johnny

35 posted on 06/13/2012 6:14:40 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Venturer

Well, I probably wouldn’t like those particular squirrels- but I like squirrels in general. There was a story about a monorail conductor at Disney World who refused to run over a squirrel on the track. And if I’m in the park and see a dog sneaking up on a squirrel, I always warn the squirrel. I like squirrels!


36 posted on 06/13/2012 6:14:56 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: ConservativeStatement

Vlad the Impaler?


37 posted on 06/13/2012 6:17:52 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dumb. Shoulduh made little finger warmers out of them


38 posted on 06/13/2012 6:18:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Venturer

Oh my! The memory that brings! Years ago mountain boomers chewed into our attic and down through the celing. I got up one morning to find one sitting on the VCR in the living room. My husband opened the front door and tried to shoo him out, but instead, he ran toward me standing there in my long bath robe. I think he couldn’t figure out why this “tree” was jumping up and down.


39 posted on 06/13/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT by Library Lady
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To: ConservativeStatement

40 posted on 06/13/2012 6:20:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Terry Mross

Throw them in the street and everyone will think they were hit by cars.


41 posted on 06/13/2012 6:21:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Krankor

“I like squirrels. Most normal people do.”

Especially with butter and mashed potatoes!


42 posted on 06/13/2012 6:23:29 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

In his OWN back yard?

Cruelty would have been catching them, then letting them starve.
Cruelty would have been catching them, then giving to cats!

He simply shot them, the charge is ridiculous.
No doubt PETA applauds, and the DA is probably a PETA disciple.

Where’s the link to make a donation to this guy?


43 posted on 06/13/2012 6:23:45 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: JRandomFreeper


I LOVE squirrel. Avec mirepoix, a la meuniere, with a roux gravy and the biscuits, let simmer for a half hour. Greens on the side.”

So is that like a stew or sumpthin?


44 posted on 06/13/2012 6:29:30 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: NVDave
In the last 15 years, I’d reckon somewhere between 3 and 4K is a firm estimate right now... shot, poisoned, gassed, blown up, trapped... you name it, I’ve done it.

Well, aint't you something! I'm deeply impressed.

45 posted on 06/13/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: NVDave
In the last 15 years, I’d reckon somewhere between 3 and 4K is a firm estimate right now... shot, poisoned, gassed, blown up, trapped... you name it, I’ve done it.


46 posted on 06/13/2012 6:37:55 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This is news? Damn, around here its called hunting season for food. Fox squirrels, Gray squirrels, and a variant of black Fox squirrel are all good around here. Because of the Cuterebra fly we don't eat them when its the temperature is conducive for flies. Nothing turns the stomach more than biting into some good ole’ squirrel flesh and leaving half a worm.
47 posted on 06/13/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: BerryDingle

Actually, the “blown up” method wasn’t quite as satisfying as anything from Caddyshack.

I used a first-generation version of these:

http://www.rodenator.com/

It pumps a mixture of propane and oxygen down the burrows and then ignites it. I quit using it after a couple of close calls caused by large wads of flaming cheatgrass being ejected from holes 25 yards away...


48 posted on 06/13/2012 6:50:22 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: heartwood
Works every time! Just finished off a family of ‘ Hogs with my crossbow. Shoved them into holes in the back 40 of the yard. Destructive little beasties.
49 posted on 06/13/2012 7:01:44 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: OldPossum

To be fair, the bulk of those were killed with a restricted pesticide called “Phostoxin,” which is aluminum phosphide in tablet or pellet form. You can find MSDS and EPA registration labels online.

When it is dry, it is inactive. Upon exposure to water vapor or liquid water, it out-gasses a very potent poison, phosgene. Phosgene was used in WWI in trench warfare, and is yet another gift to modern civilization from German chemistry labs.

Anyway, the way in which I used it was simple: I’d mark off a 20 to 40 acre piece of ground in the morning, then walk across this area exhaustively during the day, flagging every active squirrel burrow I could find. This would typically number between 100 to 400 holes that I’d find.

Then, come late afternoon, the squirrels would go down into their holes for the night. I’d then re-cover the 20 to 40 acre piece, this time with an ATV carrying the phostoxin, some water in a sprayer, some newspaper to stuff in the holes if it was windy, sometimes a shovel, trowel, etc to disperse the mounds they’d toss up. I’d go to a flagged hole, put a couple tablets down the hole, put some water on them and pull the flag.

Lather, rinse, repeat... lots of times.

Come next morning, a 40 acre area of the field that had been a hive of activity the day before would be a ghost town. Absolutely nothing moved.

I would then start flagging the next 20 to 40 acres.

Shooting ground squirrels was entertainment for us farmers. We called it a “productive waste of time.” Productive, because every squirrel that you shot was a benefit for you, the farmer.

A “waste of time” because the squirrels are so numerous in alfalfa fields that you will never, ever shoot them all out. You won’t even come close.

Even today, visiting friends with whom I farmed in Nevada and shooting squirrels on their outfits is hugely entertaining. But no one is fooling anyone — only poison and plague can eliminate them.


50 posted on 06/13/2012 7:02:17 PM PDT by NVDave
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