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  •  My problem is ground squirrels (2+ / 0-)
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    jeff in nyc, jlms qkw

    They are digging their holes closer and closer to the house. How do I discourage them from being my room mates?

    Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos". (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

    by Zinman on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 10:47:33 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not sure what a ground squirrel is. But (1+ / 0-)
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      My last big fiasco was grey squirrels destroying everything and eating wires in the attic. We also have flying squirrels that do the same. I live on the water and I love animals, but so far, the dolphins are the only ones that haven't been a potential problem.

      I'm near brackish water, so there are also snakes, alligators, beaver, nutria, giant water rats, etc. only the possum and maybe armadillo is stupid enough to just walk right into a person.

      “liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.

      by jeff in nyc on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 11:19:23 PM PDT

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    •  Terrier, scent hound, etc. (1+ / 0-)
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      We have a few squirrels in our neighborhood. They zoom across our fence and into our neighbors' yards because we have dogs. I'd never let my dogs harm a squirrel. In fact, I pick up all the fallen acorns and leave them on the fence cross beam for them so they're not inclined to enter our yard.

      It works out well for everyone. The feral cats leave our yard alone. So songbirds have returned to our neighborhood and line our fence. Hummingbirds hang out the bushes Ive planted for them, Doves walk in our yard among the dogs. Frogs hang out waiting for me to fill the kiddie pool.

      But if you're a skunk, squirrel, possum, or feral cat, you're not welcome in our yard.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 01:16:15 AM PDT

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