Sometimes you just have to give in and do what is the least of two evils. Relocation versus death. Which would you choose?
We chose SRP.
The Border Collie is part of the program. It is his job to keep an eye on them after they are caught. Squirrels are nuisance critters. The Squirrel Relocation Program is going well. Five have been relocated to a place where there are trees and water…what more does a squirrel need…except for sunflower seeds. I still think we should spray paint a spot on their back before we release them so we will know if they make it back to our yard.
It was either live trapping and releasing or a quick trip to squirrel heaven…I could have used the target practice…but my kind and gentle husband said “Let’s relocate some.” That is fine with me if I shot them I would probably feel guilty enough that I would have to skin, gut them and cook them up. ( Yes I have eaten squirrel and it was pretty good.)
The squirrels were leaping from the trees getting to the squirrel proof feeders, they hang by their feet upside down and gorge them selves with seeds. It the meantime they break off my flowers. We counted ten in our yard the other day.
The last one we released shot out of the cage like a bullet…I told Far Guy “If he runs that fast he will beat us home.”
Storm Clouds over the Hay and Pea Field in the distance on June 23 2015.