Squirrel Catapult Help,,,

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  1. telemnemonics

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    My grocer has no meat and I'm hungry.

    Petco has lots of Guinea Pigs in stock by at $40 each that's an expensive meal.
    (many cultures raise them for meat)

    I rented a room years ago with a family home/ art gallery where they raised chickens, rabbits and turkeys for food.
    Cats and dogs for pets.
    Durn fools couldn't do the dirty work when the time came, also the durn fools named the livestock!
    I guess that's why family farms often trade hogs at slaughter so they don't have to eat their pets.

    Cool old tune about the domino effect of having to kill the hog:

     
  2. Mike Eskimo

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    You start with the little yappy dogs sure - easy for everyone to agree on.

    But then eventually you get to a bunch of folks who aren’t too keen on Irish Wolfhounds and/or the various Mastiffs and the whining and crying begins (and the catapults get a helluva lot bigger)
     
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    The seaside hotel I maintain has a no pets rule but is required to allow service animals.
    One regular has a service yapdog she walks in a baby stroller.
    Other guests get mad as hell...
    The right word is as mentioned earlier, vitriol.
     
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    Say what? She has a service dog that she walks in a baby stroller? Exactly who is the service animal here? Hmm.
     
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    That's likely not a service dog, it's probably just a comfort animal. There's a difference, and different rules.
    If it's a true service dog, she should have a certificate that she must present where dogs are not allowed.
     
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    Howdy, neighbor! So, I'm confused. If I stop feeding the birds, they starve to death. But, like, that's OK, because no squirrels get shocked and chased away? :confused:
     
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    My understanding is that if we start feeding birds then stop mid winter they starve.
    But if we never feed wildlife it supposedly takes care of itself, or takes a natural course.
    Similarly if we put out lots of food then the local pop increases to unsustainable levels.
    While of course development may reduce pop to lost habitat.
    It's a real PITA though to try to select who eats and who starves in the wildlife pop!
    I have no opinion on anti squirrel feeder tech, and also eat meat, but YMMV!
    Our doves and a few other birds cannot eat from the feeder while they do eat from the deck.
    The squirrels spill food from the feeder to where ground birds can get it.
    Then of course all the birds and squirrels attract the raptors.
    Some harsh winter days we've had 100 mallards swarm the deck pooping on everything!
    And the carcasses left by hawks are a PITA too.
     
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    So AFAIK there is "service animal" and "therapy animal"(?)

    Therapy animal is for a medical diagnosis but not covered by health insurance(?)
    Service animal is for a disabled person and is covered by insurance(?)

    Comfort animal may be a colloquialism coined by pet owners with zero diagnosed needs.

    Here, owners are not required to display certification and staff is not allowed to ask the reason the animal is needed.
    Choosing to not push the protections preventing the disabled/ mentally challenged from being questioned on their personal health issues is our policy.
    Other locales and industries may have different guidelines?

    Not looking to discuss this, just answering what we follow here...
     
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    Well, if you want to talk about rarity... Certain transmissible diseases that have been rare at one point or another have proven to be remarkably prevalent at other times.

    Causing pain for fun is peurile, you know it, I know. it. But knock yourself out if you get a kick out of it.
     
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    I was just pointing out that a whole bunch of people have animals that - for them - is “just this animal” or “just that animal” and for somebody else - it’s a pet . Or they put out food for that animal. Or they simply don’t like the idea of “haw haw haw, lookit it go !”

    I haven’t hunted for years just cuz I no longer get a kick out of it but I don’t judge those who do.

    But, torture/mistreatment based on your low view of the animal don’t play around here.
     
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    Ah, sorry if I misread you.
     
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    Nobody said they were causing pain for fun!! Once again, watch thousands of dollars come out of your pocket because of damage these rats cause, then give me a call on causing pain!!;)
     
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    I feed my local birds every day at the same time @4pm... seed eaters out front, then meat eaters out back...

    I never leave food out 24/7...... there's your problem and vermin attractant....

    That way only the local birds who get with the program get the food... I don't get many migratory birds here, the weather is nice, they stay.....

    I feed my birds, I know my local birds..

    I don't leave excess food out for them, it's a treat..... and there is little left for scavengers...
     
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    I have a problem with squirrels I just shoot them. No pain involved for them or me, that way.
     
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    Wow still open. The catapult thing is funny but you can’t see the landings. I thought the exploding clown the best as you can see the varmit jump and land. Did any one notice the bait for the squirrels? Cheap entertainment. As for the animal cruelty bit. That’s for your own conscious to decide. And until some come up with a humain way to stop them from destroying property it’s up to you to protect your assets.
    I put out feed for birds and our local hawk population loves it.
     
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    I'm thinking it was the lid opening that spooked the critters before they even noticed the clown...:rolleyes::D

    they should have done it without a lid.... and only a clown springing up .....

    same result probably....;)
     
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    Cats and pickles same thing.

     
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    We have so much of this Black Sunflower seed at the Apartment Porch, that we're making no effort to run off the squirrels.

    There's enough for everyone. This is a good time to be kind to certain animals, even if we may dispatch them on other occasions.

    Whether you tolerate them or not, may have more to do with your own emotional wellbeing than anything else.
     
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    Got It!!:confused:
     
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    Just in from feeding the birds.

    I suspect the squirrels will get some.

    The writing finger has writ.
     
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