Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > I know another GD squirrels thread !!!!!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2010, 12:46 AM   #1
slomo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: sacramento, ca.
Posts: 539
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default I know another GD squirrels thread !!!!!

First off, those Ba$$tard$!!!!!

So I get home from work to find that two of my plants growth tips (one on each plant) have turned into a spring day picnic lunch. So I took a deep breath and remind myself that I have taken this type of event into consideration and have 3 bines per plant so I should still be okay. I decide that it is time to redouble my plants defenses.

So I get the rat traps out bait them and set them. Put more screws into the fence so that they stick out like spikes of justice, and put some of my dogs crap on the fence for good measure.

As I finish I see out of the corner of my eye the stupid squirrel... THE ENEMY!! It looked at the rat trap, and I waited for the sweet sound of death to ring out in my backyard. The squirrel bounced over the rat trap, and onto the fence missing the spikes of justice, and up the electric pole.

That little SOB sat at the top of the pole there watching me as I tried to shoe him away with a big garage broom. My neighbor was in his backyard, and asked if I was okay. He had been watching me the whole time. I told him that I was good, and was trying to shoe the squirrels away. I felt very stupid.

Feeling mad and stupid I went inside, grabbed a home brew, and let the squirrels win this battle. However, tomorrow my new pellet gun and I will win the war!!!

Thanks for listening to my rant. B@$$t@rd squirrels!!!


__________________
Primary: guinness clone, IIPA
Secondary:
Bottled: RIS
The beatings will continue until morale improves!
slomo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 01:12 AM   #2
cyberbackpacker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
cyberbackpacker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Holland, Michigan
Posts: 1,543
Liked 26 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

I feel your pain.. however in my case it appears that all they needed was a taste, and then decided from that they didn't care for them, and moved on. No problems since. So here's hoping you get the same good fortune!



__________________
-Kevin
cyberbackpacker

Trinke Das Bier Das Du Gebraut Hast
cyberbackpacker is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 01:14 AM   #3
FxdGrMind
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PNW
Posts: 562
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

1000fps... Hollow point or sharp tip... works like a charm... quiet too!
FxdGrMind is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 01:39 AM   #4
slomo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: sacramento, ca.
Posts: 539
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FxdGrMind View Post
1000fps... Hollow point or sharp tip... works like a charm... quiet too!
Tomorrow it will be just that. The worst thing is that I have a Remington 1187 that could solve all my problems, but Sac PD tends to frown on that kind of thing.
__________________
Primary: guinness clone, IIPA
Secondary:
Bottled: RIS
The beatings will continue until morale improves!
slomo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:33 AM   #5
Retrofit
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 816
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

My dog has decided that this years hop bed is her new dog bed. She's not eating anything, she's just laying in the dirt and top of my hops trying to grow. Not the same thing, but I can't shoot of the dog or the wife will shoot me.
Retrofit is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:46 AM   #6
likwidbliss
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hamlin, NY
Posts: 452
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Shoot those squirrels, turn them into a stew and RDWHAHB with the stew.

__________________
_______________________

spence
likwidbliss is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:15 PM   #7
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,673
Liked 141 Times on 134 Posts

Default

Get some 1/2" chicken wire and make cages about 12" in diameter.

At least it wasn't a deer sampling the tip of a 4 foot bine, when it's too late to start another. That's why I do three bines. Critters won't eat a hop bine, but one bite and the tip is history.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:31 PM   #8
buzzkill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Country Oklahoma
Posts: 987
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I got a tree rat that has been climbing my poles and chewing the string off,then the little rat rolls the string up into its mouth and runs off. I think its making some nest with it. Funny to see,but Im tired or redoing my lines.

mmmm tree rat stew.
buzzkill is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:36 PM   #9
senorswiss
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 73
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buzzkill View Post
I got a tree rat that has been climbing my poles and chewing the string off,then the little rat rolls the string up into its mouth and runs off. I think its making some nest with it. Funny to see,but Im tired or redoing my lines.

mmmm tree rat stew.
You could put up some decoy lines.
or just leave bits of string lying around that area...that's probably a lot less work...
senorswiss is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:49 PM   #10
Randar
Damn right I got da brews
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Randar's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wheeling, IL
Posts: 32,780
Liked 4766 Times on 4655 Posts
Likes Given: 2830

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberbackpacker View Post
I feel your pain.. however in my case it appears that all they needed was a taste, and then decided from that they didn't care for them, and moved on. No problems since.
Yep, they snacked a little that first year to get a taste, as did the rabbits, but both have since decided it was not worth it and have left it alone.

I wouldn't go overboard with trying to eradicate squirrels. Rabbits on the other hand? Fire away!


Randar is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D@mn Squirrels! cyberbackpacker Hops Growing 14 03-27-2010 06:22 AM
Squirrels mgo737 Hops Growing 16 04-15-2009 04:09 PM
Human Squirrels howlinowl General Chit Chat 12 12-03-2007 01:16 PM
Do Not Watch This Damn Squirrels! cheezydemon General Chit Chat 4 09-11-2007 04:41 PM
Damn Squirrels olllllo General Chit Chat 5 06-16-2007 07:04 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS