Skip to comments.NJ Man Allegedly Shot Squirrels With BB Gun & Hung Bodies On Backyard Fence
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.
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Throw them in the street and everyone will think they were hit by cars.
“I like squirrels. Most normal people do.”
Especially with butter and mashed potatoes!
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?
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?
Well, aint't you something! I'm deeply impressed.
Actually, the “blown up” method wasn’t quite as satisfying as anything from Caddyshack.
I used a first-generation version of these:
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...
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.
The live coyotes (both 2 and 4-legged) take that as a warning.
I just put the overgrown rats in the trash.
I did pretty much the same. I used one of those blue tarps to shield myself while carefully opening the other end. At first he wouldn't come out then when he did he took a few steps, turned around and threatened to spray me. Thankfully, it was only a threat. After that he ran under my deck where I believe he lives to this day.
If Iranian dissidents got the MSM exposure these worthless squirrels got, they might have gotten somewhere.
Is that image for real? Is it you cutting the line?
Whoever it is is my hero!
That is a thing of beauty!
Hey, if he put their heads on teeny little pikes he could still eat the meat...
That’s a good old Internet standard which has been around for years.
I was going to ask if I could invest.
Thanks for the laff.
A guy near me shoot coyotes and hangs the pelts on his fence. What’s the problem?
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