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1105_04robertbbgunI forgot to blog earlier this week that we have succeeded in killing grey squirrels with a BB gun. This makes me very, very happy on a number of levels. When we have beaten them back enough to have native Abert's squirrels nesting in the yard again, I will take a metric buttload of photos because I love their ear tufts.

I'm pretty sure it would have pissed off the neighbors if I'd used the shotgun, although the satisfaction of dropping them off a branch is hard to beat. Crackling balls and my slingshot were never a consideration because of the fire danger, which was a bit of a shame because I am a Damn Good Shot after all the practice I had in North Carolina.

I only wonder what the trash people are going to think once they realize that each dead squirrel is individually bagged and (by default thanks to the weather) frozen.


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Jan. 3rd, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
Them's good eatin'!

Did you read my story about the attack squirrel I posted in my journal? Funny stuff.
Jan. 4th, 2004 02:27 am (UTC)
I do not eat rodents or bottom-eaters.

That attack squirrel story was freaky. The idea of them jumping at motorcyclists skeeves me out. I liked the ending, though.
Jan. 4th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
It sounds like a story I'd make up, but you just can't make up shit like that!
Jan. 3rd, 2004 10:55 am (UTC)
Gladys, the Drunk Tank Mascot
Hey, couldya shoot Gladys? Or maybe just the Gladys suit? Her permasmile always pissed me off.
Jan. 4th, 2004 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: Gladys, the Drunk Tank Mascot
If I have the great misfortune of being in the South again, I will be sure to take my shotgun with me.

Was the mascot head air-conditioned or was that just a rumor?
Jan. 4th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Gladys, the Drunk Tank Mascot
Somewhat true! It had ice bags in it and was well-ventilated, according to the poor unfortunate PEG sister who had to wear it for the prospective student overnight weekend festivities.

I turned down the opportunity to be Gladys in my sophomore year job at ADP, having been Tippy the SteakOut cow the prior summer, and not liking it very much. Felt like I was baking from the inside, like a Ron Popeil product being observed whilst cooking (set it and forget it, my ass - it's foodertainment!)
Jan. 3rd, 2004 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the trash people would be more worried if each one had a little toe tag ... ;)
Jan. 4th, 2004 03:12 am (UTC)
I'm sure they would, but I don't hate the squirrels enough to tag them. I just want the non-native species out of my yard.

Would you mind taking exact measurements of the /dev/fridge's badge for me so I can bring its new tag with me next time I'm down that way?
Jan. 3rd, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
Q: What will puzzle a garbage man more than ten squirrels in one bag?

A: One squirrel in ten bags.

Good shootin!
Jan. 4th, 2004 03:51 am (UTC)
*laughs* Thanks.
Jan. 8th, 2004 12:39 am (UTC)
My parents' old house in the Cleveland area is one of the few places where I've ever seen red squirrels. Most places in Ohio seem to have the grey squirrels, with some black squirrels around the Kent area, as well. The red squirrels are so beautiful; I wish there were more of them around. :(
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