Posted by Bolder Boy on 20:27:37 1/5/2012 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: Catching Colorado Squirrels posted by John Fasoldt on 5:40:41 12/20/2011 from 184.108.40.206:
So as of today, Jan 5, I've trapped 9 squirrels and hopefully the last of the ones living in the soffet of my house. Several other squirrels have been around, but only this one seems to hop from the tree to the roof and into the house.
A bit of amusement and forewarnment for others. Yesterday I placed the trap as usual (described in the first posting) and later when seeing if it had tripped, noticed I had set it incorrectly AND that a squirrel was sitting on the roof looking at the trap. I quickly ran into the house, opened the garage, grabbed the ladder and scampered up onto the roof to set the trap correctly. While I was doing that, a big gust of wind came up and... blew the ladder off the porch.
So now I'm stuck on the roof, the sun is setting, the wind is blowing and the temperature is dropping fast (it does that in the West.) I'm sitting on my haunches certain that I'm going to spend the night up there when about 20 minutes later one of my neighbors comes home. I hollar, they wave. I hollar some more, they go into their house.
Now I'm screwed.
Then they come back out and rush over to help me, explaining that at first they thought I was a burglar and they were going to call the cops, but the husband (a PhD scientist) reasoned that a burglar likely wouldn't be calling for help...
Be careful on your roofs!
Thanks again for this wonderful website so full of accurate information.
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Here's a link to more squirrel removal information and pictures from Rid-A-Critter, an Atlanta animal control company.
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