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Maple Score & Squirrel in the Wood Shed

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  1. ReelFaster

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    Sunday evening went out to grab some wood and saw a squirrel climbing up and entering the wood shed :hair: figured am going to have a problem on my hands. LN I went out to grab some wood and heard that little bugger in there. Seems like it's on the opposite side I'll pulling wood from. Not to crazy about the idea of it in there and cannot seem to get the vision of National Lampoons Xmas Vacation squirrel jumping out of the tree scene out of my head as I reach for every split especially as I move my way down towards it.

    Firearms aside (although I have a nice pellet gun) thinking the best option is to trap him. Don't want to put any deterrent on or around the wood. Not sure if just chasing him out and removing the nest will get rid of him. Anyone with experience or advice feel free, thanks!!

    ALSO :woodsign:

    Got an alert early Sat morning of two maple trees taken down next town over and I jumped on it. Not much just a truck load but it helps and should be ready to burn next winter.
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    Awwwww, let the little fella be...:rofl: :lol:
    You get rid of him and one of his cousins will take his place :hair:

    But seriously-he’s not going to Jimmie “Super Fly” Snuka you from up on high stacks!:D

    Nice load of maple. :yes:
     
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    SQUIRREL?
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  4. ReelFaster

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    Am telling ya this ain't just any ordinary squirrel, it's a killer squirrel I tell you!!!
     
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    I find stashes of acorns in my stacks, but never a squirrel nest ( piles of leaves) . Might be chipmunks though. Or squirrels stashing them and chipmunks helping themselves. LOL. They usually like to be up high, but a cabinet in a garage will work. It's amazing how many leaves they will stuff in a cabinet.
     
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    Great score! Did you cut the wood yourself? If not seems like they are of nice uniform lengths!
    Try moth balls/flakes for squirrels. Ive had success for other critters too. They hate the smell. Simple and humane.
    Ive run into them more than once on the roof. Had to tear down a defunct chimney years back and board over the hole. Some bricks were missing and there was a hole in the chimney prior to my starting. Well i started removing the bricks and Rocky decides to leave and jump into the tree next to the house. I think i jumped as much as he did!
     
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    No I didn't, the fella had it professionally taken down and it was lined up against his fence in the yard. I had to haul it out but not that far and he helped me a little. Another guy was behind me waiting to take a load.

    I've heard plenty of horror stories with them in the attics. I will give the moth balls a try, simple and inexpensive! Not sure how defensive they are with nests or babies. Although I think mating season just began. Maybe their knocking some boots in my wood shed :smoke:
     
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    Just a squirrel trying to get a nut....:whistle:
     
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    I had problems with 2 squirrels getting into my barn and doing all sorts of stuff up on top of the sidewalls. I used a small livetrap. But the squirrels were too fast and weren't hitting the closing mechanism/ trigger pad so I duct taped a mouse trap onto the trigger pad and baited it with some peanut butter. I caught both squirrels in less than a week.
     
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    If it were me, I'd just give it no more thought. You can try moth balls if you want and they can work. But sometimes getting those moth balls can be a chore. Use a sharp knife.
     
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    squirrels in squirrel proof feeders :hair::rofl: :lol:

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    Trying moth balls now to keep them out of my truck that I don’t drive often enough since I have a company truck.
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    That is a real mess what a PITA :hair::hair:
     
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    Those must have been some really huge moths.
     
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    Not to mention the difficulty in getting their legs apart...
     
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    Just climb a tree and act like you're nuts. It'll come check you out.
     
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    Years back my sisters little Yorkshire terrier was beyond obsessed with catching/watching for squirrels. So much so he chewed all the bark off a sugar maple in dad's backyard in the process. He would chase them to the tree and sit for hours gnawing on the bark.
     
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    I can certainly attest to that. At our old house we had a bird feeder/suet hanging from a tree limb, dang squirrels would basically inhale everything in a matter of hours each day. Wound up buying this squirrel baffle and put it to the test. For about two weeks straight we'd sit in the kitchen and watch these squirrels try to get to the feeder it was PURE entertainment. Very smart and creative they are, but in the end they simply went flying off this thing, and eventually gave up, it was a riot. Still use it today and works like a charm if feeder is properly located.
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