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Old 06-20-2005, 04:19 AM   #1
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Attack of the Squirrels!

Our poor cat, Toro, has been suffer under the relentless attacks of 2 young squirrels. Kimber has videoed the episodes.

Warning! These videos contain graphic scenes of animals lashing out against other animals. No animals were hurt in the filming of these videos Ė but I think one catís pride has been damaged.

Watch at your own risk!!

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Old 06-20-2005, 08:02 AM   #2
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I looked, there must be a glitch somewhere. No pictures, no movies.
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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Brave squirrels!

Ha! Not too afraid, are they!
Cute, thanks!
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Old 06-20-2005, 10:04 AM   #4
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Neat videos, but a word of warning - don't let those squirrels become too familiar around your home, and for goodness sakes do not feed them! Remember, they are really just fancy rats with bushy tails and I'm sure you wouldn't be posting video clips of a couple of sewer rats running around on your deck! Squirrels really are as bad as rats if not worse. They are amazingly athletic, fiercely territorial, can chew through just about anything and are unbelievably difficult to kill. (big rat traps don't even slow them down) If they get into your attic or eves you are in for a battle royale. I could tell you horror stories about the damage caused by squirrels and the problems convincing them to move out and stay out. Calling them vermin would be too kind IMHO. Suffice to say any squirrels that make thier way anywhere near my house develop a sudden acute case of lead poisoning. Just my 2 cents. P.
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attack of the thieving magpies!

These birds were fearless scavengers. I counted 5 lined up behind Baron until he had enough and ran them off from his dish!
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Too cute - the look on his face seems to say, "Are you just going to stand there and let them get away with this?"
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:12 PM   #7
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:31 PM   #8
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Squirrel haven

I've had it with squirrels. They're everywhere. I am amazed at places they find to stash my nice ripe apples. I find apples hidden in flowerpots, deck railings, and doorways.

That was cute, until they left an apple perched in the wheel of my Airstream. I guess they figured it hasn't moved in three years, it'll still be there next spring.
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Another Animal Wildlife Encounter

I took the following pictures at Yellowstone where my cat, Athena, had the most amazing encounter with a raven. My boyfriend and I had just returned to the truck, he from walking around a geyser and me from taking pictures of an old tree. Just as I slipped into the driver's seat a female raven landed on the hood. We sat quietly and the raven walked right up to the windshield. Athena jumped on Bill's lap and crept up to the window. She knows big birds because I have a psychotic Blue Front Amazon parrot that each cat has messed with just once. As she got up on the dash I grabbed my camera set it on al servo and held down the shutter. I got about 30 amazing pictures and the raven and the cat checked each other out, often nose to beak right thru the windshield. Then the raven hopped over on the side mirror. As she did her mate landed on the taneau cover of the truck. She enjoyed checking her self out in the mirror. Athena moved over to look thru the side window. Slowly, Bill rolled down the window. Raven and kitty checked each other out, each getting ever closer. They actually touched beak to nose (much more pleasant than her encounter with the parrot). The raven checked herself out in the mirror, shook her feathers and flew off. Another magical Airstream moment. (Too bad the trailer didn't show up in the mirror pic)
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the best one didn't make it

Squirrely attachement uploads....
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:30 PM   #11
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Squirrel or Chipmonk Damage???

Yesterday I went on my roof (of my house) for the first time in quite a while and was suprised to see a large hole gnawed into the back side of my Chimney. I had to take a day off work today to fix it, because inclement weather is coming. I removed what was left of one side trim board and a couple of clap broads before thinking to take the "before" photo, but you can see the holes gnawed into the OSB. I'll spare you the "during" photo's, but as I removed the clapboards, several were rotted, and so was the OSB in places. Turned into a bigger project than I planned. I went the easy route and eliminated the clap boards for my final solution since it is not visible from the ground, and used prefinished (if you like the color) exterior paneling. Just need another nice day to put on a coat of paint or two (and Rustoleum on the Chimney Cap.).

My advice, beware the rodents. This damage was totally hidden from the ground, the only way to see it was from the roof. Good thing I ventured up there before winter!
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:11 PM   #12
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Tree rats that's what they are, shot as many as 6 in one day on my roof and in the yard.
Big fox squirrels always getting into the attic eating through the walls and making lots of problems. I used to poision them but couldn't stand killing the birds so got myself an air rifle and went hunting.
Once I reduced the population I only shoot the ones that get on the roof
only 2 so far this year. They leave me alone I will leave them alone.

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Old 10-19-2006, 08:25 AM   #13
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The raven pictures are amazing. I love those birds and look for them every time we go to Death Valley. Nice you had your cat on the leash, just in cast the raven decides to make a quick snack of her.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:13 AM   #14
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My dog, a Field Springer, will sit a and stare at the squirrels, allow chipmunks to eat his food and not chase the deer which come into the campsite. However, the Canada Geese are another story, he runs with his head looking up to try and find them before they land and heaven help them if they do.
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