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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2007, 00:08 »
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Unless you are an expert shot my advice would be Trap live and take away to another area. :lol:  :wink:

I don't think it's legal to release grey squirrels - alien species  :wink:


You are no doubt right I just didnot want people potting away at targets in their back gardens and maybe hurting themselves or anything or anybody else.
Its not that easy to hit a running squirrel and I could just see somebody getting themselves injured.

I know that they are a real pest and have driven the nicer reds away but I just dont like killing anything anymore. :lol:  :wink:
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2007, 00:11 »
I would hope ( Yes... I know I'm naive) that if someone has a gun they would know how to use it safely.  Land Rover lady excepted  :roll:
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2007, 00:22 »
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I would hope ( Yes... I know I'm naive) that if someone has a gun they would know how to use it safely.  Land Rover lady excepted  :roll:


If only that was true Aunty.There are loads of "Gun Accidents" every month.
Almost all with "Legally held Guns" Some people are just irresponsible and behave badly even when they should know better.  Giving good gun owners a bad name.
For instance how many times have you seen road signs with fist size dent in.This is some fool with a gun checking his choke or just popping away for the fun of it.

Luckily they are in the minority.
Airguns are a different matter. Anybody can get hold of one of them.  Only this week a boy got hit in the eye with a pellet and another person his taking potshots at passing cars.

All this is without what can and does happen when drink or drugs are involved. :roll:
No I say leave the shooting in the hands of the responsible experts. :lol:  :wink:

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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2007, 00:23 »
OUCH I just fell of my soapbox........................ :lol:

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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2007, 00:27 »
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OUCH I just fell of my soapbox........................ :lol:

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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2007, 00:28 »
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OUCH I just fell of my soapbox........................ :lol:

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Its a bit high for me John :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2007, 00:32 »
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OUCH I just fell of my soapbox........................ :lol:

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Its a bit high for me John :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Now that was cutting - I withdraw my offer in a huff and go off to get my gun. It's a Mk3 phaser as well.

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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2007, 00:36 »
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OUCH I just fell of my soapbox........................ :lol:

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Its a bit high for me John :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Now that was cutting - I withdraw my offer in a huff and go off to get my gun. It's a Mk3 phaser as well.


I meant that with my dodgy legs I could never make it ( he says hoping to get away with it ,but then John is not stupid ,whats the worse he can do oh no step here I come again........)

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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2007, 09:03 »
thanks for the advice, i dont have a gun i was thinking of getting one for the problem....
i think ill make do with some new feeders as my garden backs on to a park.
apparently its illegal to release a live grey squirrel.

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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2007, 09:54 »
Just a word on squirrels - their claws are like needles and will go right through a nut.. so gloves aren't much help. They have a nasty bite as well.
I suspect moving them elsewhere, law aside, would be cruel. Bit like the misguide people who drop urban foxes into the countryside.
They don't know the territory, have to compete with the locals etc.

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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2007, 10:02 »
Yes and yes.

Release traps can be a dangerous and painful business with most wild animals. :wink:
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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2007, 14:18 »
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OUCH I just fell of my soapbox........................ :lol:


 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I suppose as I've aleays belonged to a shooting family (competition small bore - the guns not the shooters  :wink: ) I tend to expect gun owners to be responsible people.   :roll:

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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2007, 19:03 »
I love them and they love me :)


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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2007, 19:10 »
Piccie reminds me ... please don't shoot or otherwise molest red squirrels - only greys.  :)

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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2007, 19:17 »
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Piccie reminds me ... please don't shoot or otherwise molest red squirrels - only greys.  :)


Wish I had reds in the garden, but I bet we would have a 100 years ago :)



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