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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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?