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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.

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To: ConservativeStatement
My family has been hanging dispatched coyotes from the fence along a county road for generations.

The live coyotes (both 2 and 4-legged) take that as a warning.

51 posted on 06/13/2012 7:05:14 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Classic!


52 posted on 06/13/2012 7:05:24 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I just put the overgrown rats in the trash.


53 posted on 06/13/2012 7:16:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Figment
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

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.

54 posted on 06/13/2012 7:20:16 PM PDT by South40
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To: ConservativeStatement

If Iranian dissidents got the MSM exposure these worthless squirrels got, they might have gotten somewhere.


55 posted on 06/13/2012 7:30:10 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Hey!

Is that image for real? Is it you cutting the line?

Whoever it is is my hero!

That is a thing of beauty!


56 posted on 06/13/2012 7:36:14 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
I hope he did it with a little style, Mini Hangman’s noose would be pretty original.

Hey, if he put their heads on teeny little pikes he could still eat the meat...

57 posted on 06/13/2012 7:37:29 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Fightin Whitey

That’s a good old Internet standard which has been around for years.


58 posted on 06/13/2012 7:47:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Dern.

I was going to ask if I could invest.

Thanks for the laff.


59 posted on 06/13/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: ConservativeStatement

A guy near me shoot coyotes and hangs the pelts on his fence. What’s the problem?


60 posted on 06/13/2012 7:56:09 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And this is a problem, why?


61 posted on 06/13/2012 7:56:56 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Very nearly. It's a meal. Made with love and care. And a squirrel that is dead. Live ones make such a fuss.

/johnny

62 posted on 06/13/2012 8:15:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds pretty normal for NY-light. Poor guy didn’t even get any bounty money for the tree rats.


63 posted on 06/13/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Yankees don't eat Brunswick stew?

weirdos.

64 posted on 06/13/2012 8:21:52 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Loyal Sedition

I just meant that putting the squirrel corpses on display, in a residential area was asking for trouble. Someone else mentioned the 3S principle.


65 posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:55 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: RetiredTexasVet

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, Grisbee’s 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 Grisbee’s 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, Grisbee’s grandson, remembers driving out to Wolf Corner to look at his grandfather’s 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.”


66 posted on 06/13/2012 10:19:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
Some folk are just saintly.

/johnny

67 posted on 06/13/2012 10:37:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: South40

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.


68 posted on 06/13/2012 11:35:30 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: NVDave

Wish I could rent one of those! Trouble is the groundhogs dig their burrows under my shed and my deck. Then what?


69 posted on 06/13/2012 11:48:28 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: South40

I leave them for the local fox. Gone the next day.


70 posted on 06/14/2012 12:28:08 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Cowman

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.

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This is funny


71 posted on 06/14/2012 1:12:10 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: heartwood
I put a road-kill squirrel in their hole.

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.

72 posted on 06/14/2012 4:43:17 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ThirstyMan
Trouble is the groundhogs dig their burrows under my shed and my deck. Then what?

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.

73 posted on 06/14/2012 5:28:22 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Thanks, I’m not too proud to try that! ha ha ha! oh boy .......tonight, after dark.


74 posted on 06/14/2012 5:59:08 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: ZOOKER

Make a kabob with cocktail onions and cherry tomatoes.


75 posted on 06/14/2012 6:32:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Terry Mross

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..


76 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’d like to hire him to take out some birds at my house. The noise in the morning is incredible. Especially the mockingbirds.


77 posted on 06/14/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: goat granny

A young squirrel fried is tasty. The old ones are better boiled with dumplings.


78 posted on 06/14/2012 9:50:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Grifin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I pounded in rocks on top of the squirrel.


79 posted on 06/14/2012 9:53:39 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: ansel12

I remember Wolf Corner very well — started going past there in 1971. Highway 1960 has changed a bit since then, hasn’t it?


80 posted on 06/14/2012 1:21:11 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

My first ever, true, screen spew!!! Bless ya


81 posted on 06/14/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: TexasRepublic

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.


82 posted on 06/14/2012 1:41:17 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: heartwood

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.


83 posted on 06/14/2012 3:00:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Well, if the groundhogs come back, I guess the menfolk have a new job on their chore list :)


84 posted on 06/14/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Krankor
I like squirrels, too, and enjoy their antics. It doesn't mean that I haven't hunted them a few times. And squirrels in your attic are serious bad news that needs to be dealt with decisively.

Bottom line: this guys only error was living in the wussified post-American N.E.

85 posted on 06/19/2012 9:07:03 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: workerbee

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.


86 posted on 06/19/2012 9:13:18 AM PDT by jboot (Galt by default.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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!


87 posted on 06/19/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why is this a news story?


88 posted on 06/19/2012 9:28:32 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"NJ Man Allegedly Shot Squirrels With BB Gun & Hung Bodies On Backyard Fence"

I am not sure if I understand... where are you SUPPOSED to hang them?

89 posted on 06/19/2012 9:31:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: NVDave

And you’re doing the world a favor...ground squirrels are a vector for bubonic plague.

http://www.cdc.gov/plague/resources/PlagueEcologyUS.pdf


90 posted on 06/19/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
this is what you are supposed to do

Squirrel Catapult

91 posted on 06/19/2012 9:44:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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