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The rural menace...

Actually this menace is worse in town. 

Because it is hard to trap them and shooting is out of the question.


This little Pine Squirrel is half the size of a gray squirrel but they do a lot more damage.

Smaller in size they get into smaller places.

I blame these guys for the electrical fire we had 6 years ago.

How do I know, because 2 days after the fire 4 of these buggers we under my bird feeder and I had not seen hide nor hair of them before the fire.

All 4 died of lead poisoning!

Comment balloon 7 commentsWilliam Feela • February 21 2016 06:14PM


Bats can be a menace to your closing.  In Wisconsin, you can only remove bats in your attic outside of certain times.  Usually that time coordinates with your closing.

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 4 years ago

We don't have those little critters here in Sacramento.  At least I don't believe we do.  However, we have scruffy little brown squirrels which can be pretty destructive in their own right.  I had a heard of them around my home, and they were gnawing the siding off my house.  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

I agreee with you Bill.  They are more likely to be a problem than anything else except for mice

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago

Hello William ... I am familiar with these little buggers and yes they are a menace.

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 4 years ago

They can be quite a pest, and they delight in torturing the dogs too, that is until I intervine and feed them some lead, and then feed them to the dogs.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 4 years ago

Lots of squirrels here to William Feela but I could never shoot them. I could trap them and relocate them however.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

I have my garden well fenced, but even these little critters can get past that. Thankfully I have so many stray cats in my area that mice and squirrels aren't really a problems. Bunnies, either. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago