Squirrel Catapult Help,,,

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Shuster, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

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    I think you should go back to your high school psychology teacher and smack him. Because you aren't any good at this. ;)
     
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    Hmm. Do ya think I could get them to voluntarily load the potato gun?:eek:

    Nah. That aint right.
    gotta draw the line somewhere.....

    i guess.....
     
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    Next... let’s talk about the ethicacy of destroying ant hills in your yard.
     
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    Pour them full of molten aluminum.

    Art.
     
  5. JuneauMike

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    Or how cruel cats really are. Ha.
     
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    Careful there Mike. Now your gonna really pluck some nerves.....
     
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    Honestly, I'll carefully transport a spider to outside and relative safety.

    But a Squirrel launcher?
    I have no issue with it whatsoever.
     
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    My 2 cents: It appears to me, people that have a problem caused by squirrels, can understand using a non-lethal deterrent to control them. People that don't have a problem caused by squirrels, think it's unnecessary and cruel.

    I love to watch the birds at our feeder. For years, I was tormented by squirrels hogging the food. I tried feeding them separately, it took about three days for a gang of their friends to show up,and they still robbed the bird food. Plus, noisy crows that started loudly caw-ing at our windows at dawn.

    I tried trapping and re-locating them. A squirrel can travel 5 miles in about an hour, they will beat you home if you don't hurry. I would drive at least 10 miles away, across a river. Until a game warden convinced me they are, in fact, territorial and they will die from fighting and starvation if you re-locate them; not humane.

    I tried greasing the pole with several lubricants, lithium grease was the best, even that, they quickly learned to eat, then climb the pole. I even tried mixing super-hot capsaicin oil into the grease, they ate it anyway.

    I tried tubing with bunjee cords, they figured that out in 5 seconds.

    I ended up wiring the feeder to an AC outlet so that the top and bottom perches were hot, the middle perches are grounded. The birds don't seem to even notice. The squirrels jump on the feeder, get a blast, hit the ground running, and never come back. Cruel? I guess there will be different opinions. Works for me.
     
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    As ArticWhite has noted, squirrels have a quite low terminal velocity, and much like a cat, spread out and orient belly to ground during a fall. I have personally seen a couple of squirrels fighting about 75 ft off the ground in a snag, both fell off, falling to the ground, hit and keep on fighting. They basically have built in aerodynamic velocity retardation devices. If they survive the catapult (and all that I saw did), they survived the landing.
     
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    The Mississippi Squirrel Revival by Ray Stevens

     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    "Velocity Retardation"

    Band name alert.
     
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  14. Shuster

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    Brother, they are everywhere in my yard, I buy the large Amdro ant killer, and because of the rain we've had here, they've popped up like pimples' all over the yard!!
    I figure, if God is either an Ant or a Bee, it ain't lookin good for me!!o_O
     
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    Ouch!! :lol:
     
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    Wildlife!

    Can't live with it, can't live without it!

    Humans are from Mars, wildlife is from Venus.

    Morals and ethics: choose your weapon!

    Be trustworthy and kind to all you want or need something from.
    Screw the rest!

    Wait, sorry, trustworthy and kind is only for humans, not for lower animals.

    Wait sorry, that's wrong too, trustworthy and kind is for humans and our pets.
    Unless livestock is involved, then we have other standards.
     
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    Yes, yappy, nervous little lap dogs...we've got a few on my street...I could see myself happily catapulting them into the stratosphere....you know, as long as they don't injure any squirrels while on their trajectory.
     
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    Some things are for petting...some for eating....some for catapulting. It's all very straightforward and logical when you have the correct belief system installed.
     
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    Finally, we knew you would come around;):twisted:
     
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