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Old 09-25-2016, 05:51 PM   #21
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Isn't that a national park? Hello!
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:00 PM   #22
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Acorns sound like baseballs from inside our 310TD
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:59 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, 08:57 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, 09:08 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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Old 09-25-2016, 09:17 PM   #26
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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, 09:17 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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Old 09-25-2016, 09:28 PM   #28
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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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Old 09-26-2016, 10:10 AM   #29
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...and then there is the tame pet squirrel at site #51 Roosevelt State Park, Morton, MS that takes food from my hand...
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:36 PM   #30
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Back from our trip and was surprised at the number of responses. Getting video would have been good entertainment but I wasn't thinking. .45 would have worked except that I barely qualified when I was in the Navy. Hitting a moving target would be next to impossible not to mention Mr Ranger would have thrown me into the park jail for discharging a firearm. Dog idea was good except we have two Golden retrievers and I don't think I have heard them bark more than a couple of times. Attached some pictures of Mr Squirrel, the trees from which he was reining terror, and the trailer with blankets. Couldn't get a good picture of dents. They are more like dimples.

BTW, we will take squirrels over snakes any day!

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:46 PM   #31
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plus when the trees are like 500 ft tall the pine cones are coming in a mach 5 does not help..

a good sling shot and some of the steel ball might help
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