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SG, a few months ago we found a young grey squirrel stuck INSIDE one of our ‘squirrel-proof’ bird feeders.  Had to use wire-cutters to release him and he was a frightened, nasty little bugger while we were doing it.  Fortunately we both wore very thick leather gardening gloves during the operation.  

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At present he is feasting on fat balls, black sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts plus what he gets from my neighbours bird table as well. One very well fed squirrel!

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We have three, agile little buggers aren't they? Its usually a race between them and a small flocks of pigeons to see which empties' the feeders first. Drives my neighbour crazy, says both are vermin but hey, my garden, my rules OK...

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There you go SG., job done.!!

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51 minutes ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Grey squirrels are VERMIN and should be treated as such.

 

 

hey, my garden, my rules

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1 hour ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Grey squirrels are VERMIN and should be treated as such.

 


If it doesn’t do any harm to me why should I harm it? 

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I just looked, there is NO legal definition of vermin in UK law so it comes down to personal opinion - I like 'em

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I like squirrels (and I like pet rats - a friend of mine has 4 and they're lovely!)

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I like squirrels too Brew. They taste delicious when baked in clay.:rolleyes:

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3 minutes ago, Beekay said:

I like squirrels too Brew. They taste delicious when baked in clay.:rolleyes:

I thought it was hedgehogs that were baked in clay...

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I'll take your word for it Ozt...   ;)

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1 hour ago, Beekay said:

I like squirrels too Brew. They taste delicious when baked in clay.:rolleyes:


The bloke who tarmacked my drive told they taste a bit like fox or cat, but need less seasoning.

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Your'e a bad man Rob.L... a bad baaad man... :P

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Saw a picture on another site that someone said was Amazon's new facility that is being built in Mansfield.

They described it as a "fulfilment centre" FFS it's a wharehouse

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Interesting slip in your reply there, Ozt.

 

Could it be warehouse you meant or were you thinking at the time of whorehouse?

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They used to say that Nottingham had 6 pretty girls to one bloke....... I'm  looking for the fella with my other five!

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I've said this before on here but it bears repeating.  Grey Squirrels have very 'dirty' mouths, full of bacteria, along with sharp teeth and strong jaws.  A friend of might caught a sick one on our local fields when we were in out teens. It did no more than sink its teeth into his finger, actually cracking the bone and setting up an infection which almost cost him his finger and could well have cost him his life through septicaemia.  As it was, he was off work for months.

 

I was once given a lift in a wagon and I noted a squirrel in a tree.  The driver cursed and told me that a grey squirrel had bitten his young son.. who died of septicaemia.

 

Grey Squirrels also carry a virus which is killing our native Red Squirrels.

 

Apart from the above.. .they're fine by me.

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According to a friend of mine, who spent her entire working life as a nurse, the most dangerous bite is that of a human as we carry more bacteria in our mouths than other animals.

 

Filthy creatures, we are. We pollute, we destroy, we poison and we breed incessantly. We need getting rid of for the sake of the once beautiful planet we are exploiting to destruction.

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