I seem to have found the perfect place for my chipmunk traps, I don't even really need to bait them now, it seems like they run over the trap on their way to or from their hideaway in my front steps. The last one I caught was sideways in the trap, the one before that was about a foot away from the trap but had clearly gotten squished enough... Haven't made much of a dent in the population yet, I had pulled the traps while I was traveling, now that I'm back they're in trouble... -Curt From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Cc: Rich Thomas <richthomas79td...@constructivity.net> Sent: Monday, July 6, 2015 10:20 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] WAS Sticker on Used MB NOW Vermin I popped another one yesterday, there appears to be only one more in the immediate vicinity but it has developed the Pavlov Pellet Gun conditioning so it runs when I go outside now.
When the ospreys are flying around and screeching the tree rat population gets mighty scarce too. One day a year or two ago we were sitting on the front porch and there were some squirrels around, all the sudden a red-tailed hawk flies by about 3 feet away from us, right along the porch rail, I think it was looking for one of the rats. They scattered REAL fast! That was kinda cool, but a bit startling as it made no sound as it went by, not even a whoosh. --R On 7/6/15 8:57 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: > I noticed a few weeks ago that the local squirrel population or presence was > gone or seriously diminished. > > About two weeks ago, we noticed a nest of red winged hawks in a tree at the > back of our property. They're pretty noisy now, starting the hunting and > feeding of the youngsters well before dawn. I went out yesterday morning > before sunrise and saw the dad out hunting. > > I'm suspecting that the need to feed several hungry chicks has put a serious > damper on the local tree rat population. They used to be quite active in the > woods behind my house, and now I neither see or hear much of them at all. > > Nice to have the hawks setting up housekeeping in the neighborhood. They've > been around for a while, but we hadn't seen evidence of nesting or offspring > until now. > > We have a bunch of large owls around here, too. > > Dan who gets up with the roosters every morning > > Sent from my iPad > >> On Jul 2, 2015, at 9:56 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> I was just today thinking maybe I ought to pop a couple of our fat >> squirrels. One went into the garden and looked like he was going to stop for >> a snack but he passed right through. >> >> I should get my new pellet gun out and finish sighting it in, the rear sight >> needs to be shimmed, it shoots really low even thought I adjusted it all the >> way up. Dad got the gun at an auction for $3, so you know its quality. ;) >> Reloads quicker than my 10 pump crossman though and that one won't kill a >> squirrel, just ring its bell... >> >> Curt >> >> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com