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    Heather

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    Squirrel

    Post  Heather on Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:36 pm

    Roadkill squirrel arms!


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    Timothea

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    Re: Squirrel

    Post  Timothea on Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:46 pm

    Awesome! Charlotte found a squirrel on a walk the other day, and I so wanted her to have it, but there was no obvious sign of what killed it so I was afraid of poison! Totally gonna go road kill hunting in the spring though!

    What other road kills have you fed?
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    Re: Squirrel

    Post  Heather on Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:26 pm

    If the squirrel is dead on the road and still fairly fresh, I will place money that it's not poisoned. It's actually very unlikely for a squirrel to eat rat/mouse poison because it's placed in crevices where rodents are likely to be nesting, not out in the open. Bait stations would also be very hard for a squirrel to get poison from as many are designed with small entrances and baits are formulated to attract a particular, not every critter in the land (not to say a dog wouldn't get into it but dogs are opportunistic so they generally eat anything edible). Now, let me make a note if an animal is in an odd spot like someone's yard or driveway and doesn't look like it's been hit then better to pass on it.

    On the topic of roadkill though, I have only fed squirrel and one rabbit I accidentally hit and killed. For some reason Amos doesn't tolerate squirrel anymore but Waverli does love it so she has about 5 of them to eat in the freezer now. That's ok, her food bill needs cutting because I can feed Amos the mutton and soon to be goat I'll be getting at the end of March.


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    Kelly
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    Re: Squirrel

    Post  Kelly on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:09 pm

    Mmmm, squirelly.

    I really need to find out how to get put on a "road kill" list. Hmm.


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    Timothea

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    Re: Squirrel

    Post  Timothea on Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:23 pm

    I dated an animal control officer for two years. He came to my house one January and said "go look in the truck, Christmas is over." There was a baby deer in the truck, he was calling it Rudolf. They just take them to the crematorium. Wish I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have let him get away so easily.

    Could phone him up to hit him for some dead things though? Anyone ever feed turtle? lol! What about skunk? Shocked
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    Re: Squirrel

    Post  Kelly on Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:03 pm

    LOL "Hi, remember me? Yeah.. anyways, I need dead things."


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    Timothea

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    Re: Squirrel

    Post  Timothea on Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:36 pm

    ROFL, could that be taken more than one way!!! MEAN!
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    Re: Squirrel

    Post  Kelly on Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:39 pm

    Well, we ofcourse mean it in the NICE way.. the conversations I've had this last week looking for a way to get free roadkill were AWESOME! Lots of explaining myself and then dead silence on the other end of the phone... What a Face


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