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Old 09-25-2016, 12:18 PM   #15
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Not since they were found out to be high in cholesterol....
If you love squirrel, you'll be happy to know that dietary cholesterol does not affect your blood cholesterol levels in any way. Your blood cholesterol is created only by your body.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:25 PM   #16
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At least snakes don't put dents in your silver bullet.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:44 PM   #17
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squirrels

We camped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan this summer, pulled in, hooked up and were sitting inside with the screen door shut when a squirrel climbed up the screen and looked in the trailer, twice, trying to find a way inside! I was waiting for the third try with a bottle of Windex but he never tried again. I've seen them wreck havoc inside scouts tents when food was left inside and wouldn't want to think what they could to to an Airstream, Scouts refer to them as "mini-bears". Rangers frown on shooting guns in the campground so I figured a shot of Windex might be a good deterrent.

My 2013 Tundra has had the wiring harness replaced twice because of squirrels eating the insulation $5,500 insurance claim each time. "Modern" wiring is soy based instead of petroleum and rodents think it is food. I ask the insurance adjuster and she said they see it all the time and in all makes of vehicles! After the second time my Toyota dealer wrapped the entire under hood wiring harness with an electrical tape laced with pepper spray (made by Honda).
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:35 PM   #18
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:38 PM   #19
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Way too funny

I am sorry the way you told that story was way too funny!!
Everyone after entraining also.
This form can be so much fun.

Still laughing

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Old 09-25-2016, 04:39 PM   #20
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Y dident U take the dog out and have him bark to run the squirrel off.
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:51 PM   #21
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Isn't that a national park? Hello!
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:00 PM   #22
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Acorns sound like baseballs from inside our 310TD
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:59 PM   #23
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You should see what a sugarpine cone does to your trailer; only good thing is it's hunting season,squirrel is very good.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:57 PM   #24
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Not many people realize there are scorpions in the southeast, at least 3 or 4 species.
There are scorpions in Canada too. I took this picture in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in Alberta.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:08 PM   #25
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I had the great non-joy of accidentally grabbing one in our house in Alabama.

I got lucky and didn't get hit. The critter was not so lucky...


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Hubby had plenty of experience with scorpions in his combat boots while in the military. Fortunately, haven't seen any here in the Houston area, but the fire ants make up for that.

Since it appears squirrel cholesterol isn't an issue, anyone have a craft beer or wine recommendation?
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:17 PM   #27
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Timeline: 21 September 2016 7:23 am. Crater Lake National Park, Mazama Campground.

It was a cool morning in Crater Lake. My Wife and I are about to get up and enjoy another beautiful day. Suddenly, we hear a sound. Klunk Klunk. Did you hear that said the Wife. Yes, yes I did. Then, there it was again. Klunk. Out I go to take a look around and I notice that these small pincones are dropping from the tree above our site. About fifty feet up is a squirrel cutting the the cones off and letting them drop to the ground Most are hitting the ground but some are ricocheing off the aft end of the trailer. These pinecones aren't quite the density of a rock but the ones that had not opened were darn close. I go back inside and grab the comforter and steal the dog blanket from the dogs. I throw the blankets on the back the trailer to soften the blow. To add insult to injury Mr Squirrell scores a direct hit on my Noggin which knocks me a little silly. Finally after ten of fifteen minutes the attack ceases. Flo has some new dents although not as bad as it could have been.

Wife has taken it in stride and takes it for the humor value. I bummed about the dents, but it is kind of funny.
We call them Devil Squirrels (see the pic and you cab see why) although they are really called Douglas Squirrels. They are quite entertaining but I have learned to not park the AS under conifer trees of possible while camping this time of year in the Sierra Nevada or Cascade Mountains!
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Snakes not good. I don't mind the FL Black Snake. We see them in our yard quite often but the water moccasins and now the pythons are becoming more common. We have seen two water mocs this year. One in the yard and one at the entrance of the RV storage place in the water pond at the side. We had several squirrels in our neighborhood up until about last spring. Three red tailed hawks have been hunting the area and almost everything has vanished except it seems the water mocs!
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