Brazen Hoboken Squirrels Part II

9/12/2008:

About a month ago, there was a post on Hoboken411 about an angry mom (who one reader called the “stroller brigade”) who had enough of the squirrels at Church Square Park.

Well, shortly thereafter reader Jeff sent in his story about a brazen squirrel was busted stealing one of the peaches in his backyard:

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First time in 15 years

“You want brazen squirrels?

Get a load of this one that allowed me to get within three feet of it as it posed with one of the peaches from my backyard tree. This little guy and his friends literally devoured every peach off our tree, which is weird because we’ve had it for 15 years and they never bothered with it before.

Sometimes they’d just take one bite off a peach and either leave it on the tree or set it out carefully on the railing of our deck.

If anyone knows a surefire way I can avoid having this happen again in the future, outside of becoming Elmer Fudd, all suggestions are welcomed.”

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16 Comments on "Brazen Hoboken Squirrels Part II"


costume
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costume
8 years 14 days ago

Does anyone know the easiest way to kill the squirrel once you catch it in the trap?

truth1
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truth1
8 years 17 days ago

I heard that the little critters ate the quarters out of the parking meters. :mrgreen:

diamondjoe
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diamondjoe
8 years 17 days ago

[quote comment=”105513″]I’m currently on grand jury and one case up for us to vote on was a man who was shooting at the bushy tailed rats and hit his neighbor with a ball bearing pellet. The victim had to treated for some kind of wound and the shooter was indicted for use of a deadly weapon. The best part is the annoying rodents are still in his yard and laughing at him. You can’t beat these bastards.[/quote]

If the first part of the post is true, and you’re currently on grand jury, you just broke the law. The deliberations are secret. You took an oath to that effect on the first day of service.

11thRES
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11thRES
8 years 18 days ago

[quote comment=”105525″]a squirrel chewed a hole through the line to the propane tank of my grill and then proceeded to sit in the window and screech at my cat. anyway,someone at the hardware store said you can spray some chemical on the grill line to make them not do that (re:costume’s post above). But I do spray my plants with this natural garlic spray I got at the plant store up by the entrance to the turnpike. It seems to work well to keep the critters away so far.[/quote]

I purchased something like this at an outdoor store to protect my gas line hose and it’s works great.

http://www.bywell.co.uk/spring_guard.htm

Mclau
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Mclau
8 years 18 days ago

a squirrel chewed a hole through the line to the propane tank of my grill and then proceeded to sit in the window and screech at my cat. anyway,someone at the hardware store said you can spray some chemical on the grill line to make them not do that (re:costume’s post above). But I do spray my plants with this natural garlic spray I got at the plant store up by the entrance to the turnpike. It seems to work well to keep the critters away so far.

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