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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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?
And this is a problem, why?
Sounds pretty normal for NY-light. Poor guy didn’t even get any bounty money for the tree rats.
I just meant that putting the squirrel corpses on display, in a residential area was asking for trouble. Someone else mentioned the 3S principle.
This is the way that Houston used to be, I remember Wolf Corner and the many wolf bodies that would be slung over the fence.
NORTHWEST HOUSTON During a time when Northwest Houston farms were pestered by wolves snatching up chickens and calves at their liking, one local rancher, Charles Grisbee, stepped up and sent a message to the predators: Wolf Corner.
Grisbee, a dairy farmer with a ranch off Jackrabbit Road, started hanging dead wolves in the 1950s at the corner of FM 1960 and FM 529, which became known as Wolf Corner.
He would do this because wolves were getting the baby calves and lambs, said Celeste Haltom, Grisbees niece. He was very proud of it because he was helping all of the other farmers and ranchers.
At the time when Grisbee hung the wolves, Harris County collected a bounty on wolves, foxes and other wildlife. The county began collecting the bounty in 1955, according to a Houston Chronicle article published in 1970. Hunters who turned in the ears of the animals they killed to the county clerk would receive $5 for each kill.
On Jan. 1, 1970, Grisbee collected $140 for 27 wolves and a fox killed in the Cypress area during 1969, the Chronicle article reported. He has earned $645 in bounty money in the last four years.
Despite the large payoff, Grisbee, who had been hunting wolves to protect local farm animals for about fifty years, told the Chronicle he hunted the wolves as a hobby, not for the money.
I help out people who call, and it mostly just pays for the gasoline, he told the Chronicle in 1970.
Since Grisbees collection of wolves on Wolf Corner was so large, it often drew attention and visitors from inside of the city of Houston, Haltom said.
Barry Bogs, Grisbees grandson, remembers driving out to Wolf Corner to look at his grandfathers killings when he was a child.
I remember going over with my father and grandfather and smelling the wolves from the corner, Bogs said. The telephone guys had phone boxes there, and they did not appreciate the smell.
The practice of hanging wolves on fence posts was common in areas where the animals threatened livestock, according to a Chronicle article published in 1968. The people who hung the wolves believed other wolves would avoid the area upon seeing their dead companions. It also let local farmers know that a neighbor was looking out for their wellbeing, Haltom said.
At the time, [FM 1960] was the main thoroughfare, and Wolf Corner let all of the farmers and ranchers know he was helping them, she said.
Grisbee used steel traps and cyanide guns to kill the wolves, and he continued to hang wolves at Wolf Corner until he became ill in the mid-1970s. Around the same time, Harris County also stopped paying a bounty for wolves due to complaints that the bounty was ineffective at controlling the predators, according to the Chronicle.
It was a labor of love, Bogs said. People highly respected him for having done it, and it was something he loved to do.
Skunks aren’t as pesky as they might seem. I’ve caught them multiple times before. Just approach the trap with a blanket in front of you and drop it onto the trap. Then pick it up and transport the skunk to his new home, far far away.
Wish I could rent one of those! Trouble is the groundhogs dig their burrows under my shed and my deck. Then what?
I leave them for the local fox. Gone the next day.
Ive no problem with shooting squirrels; but hanging them from a fence, in a residential area isnt right
You could shoot them with hollow points so they would get on the fence in one step.
This is funny
I did that too! The squirrel disappeared and the groundhogs stayed, so I think some critter ran off with the squirrel before the hogs noticed.
I heard that they are very fussy about their burrows and if you pee in them, they move out. I tried it and they never came back.
See the last line of my post #72. Since the opening of the burrow is under something, you either will need a long stream or a tin can on the end of a long pole to get the job done. Might take a few applications to do the job.
Thanks, I’m not too proud to try that! ha ha ha! oh boy .......tonight, after dark.
Make a kabob with cocktail onions and cherry tomatoes.
My husband and son’s all say squirrel is good eating...they eat a lot of it when they go bow and arrow hunting. Need a small game license during deer hunting..
I’d like to hire him to take out some birds at my house. The noise in the morning is incredible. Especially the mockingbirds.
A young squirrel fried is tasty. The old ones are better boiled with dumplings.
I pounded in rocks on top of the squirrel.
I remember Wolf Corner very well — started going past there in 1971. Highway 1960 has changed a bit since then, hasn’t it?
My first ever, true, screen spew!!! Bless ya
It sure has changed, I remember the wolf bodies from the 1960s, I used to do much of my partying deep in the woods where that old 1800s cemetery was hidden away and long lost, I loved it when they built Bear Creek Park and Blue Light cemetery was haunted.
I spent many nights sleeping out there, often alone in the late 1960s and 1970 and 1971.
Well that would keep him where he’s needed!
I put a basketball sized rock alone over one burrow and it never was re-dug. I guess it wasn’t the main door. Probably why an old one behind and under the garage came back online. I peed in there about 3 times and never saw the critter again. Then I capped it with a couple concrete blocks.
One occasionally comes in to nibble some grass, but no of them live in our yard anymore.
Now I’m swamped with chipmunks.
Well, if the groundhogs come back, I guess the menfolk have a new job on their chore list :)
Bottom line: this guys only error was living in the wussified post-American N.E.
No, no, he’s definitely a White African-American. He’s just like a White Hispanic. So it’s OK to hate on him and all.
Linden NJ, surprised he wasn’t charged with discharging a firearm in his own yard. Hope there isn’t a school zone nearby, and hope he has his F.I.D. card to legally posess that BB gun!
Why is this a news story?
I am not sure if I understand... where are you SUPPOSED to hang them?
And you’re doing the world a favor...ground squirrels are a vector for bubonic plague.