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Offline DougT

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Strawberry thieves
« on: June 16, 2010, 07:58:23 PM »
In our backyard we have a large strawberry patch that produces gallons of berries each year.  I went out to pick some about two weekends ago and notices some nice berries were on the retaining wall and about 1/2 eaten.  Later that day I noticed 2 healthy looking tree squirrels eating more strawberries.  I had loaned my 850 to WadeS to shoot some birds at his house and I forgot I even had my springer:(  A few days later I got my 850 back and kept looking for squirrels in my back yard.  Ahaa!  There's one.  It was sitting on my back retaining wall with a nice hillside as a backstop right at 20 yards.  I know the 850 shoots about 1/2" high at that range so I put the crosshairs at the back of it's jaw and let the JSB sail.  WHOP!  It flinched once or twice but really just rolled over.  I let it sit for the rest of the day hoping it would attract some attention but nothing.  A few days later there were three other tree squirrels on the fence top and in the trees in my neighbor's yard but I resisted.  He has said I can shoot them but I dont' want a bloody squirrel dead on his back patio with their little kids running around.  I've determined they have to be in MY yard for them to be fair game.

Sorry, no picture.  I took one but it accidentaly got deleted:(   Imagine a dead squirrel with a bloody ear laying on a concrete retaining wall stone between a sprinkler and a strawberry patch.

Doug
Hammerli 850 HPA .22 & Leapers 3-9x32  --  TF-89 .22 & Leapers 4x32
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2010 air rifle kills
288 starlings
235 pigeons
6 crows
25 other birds
56 ground squirrels
3 tree squirrels

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2009 air rifle kills
181 various birds
57 various squirrels

Offline dk1677

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Re: Strawberry thieves
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 03:32:03 AM »
Good shooting! Yes they are pests !
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Re: Strawberry thieves
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 04:05:25 AM »
Great shooting and they do love the Strawberries. :0 Ed
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Re: Strawberry thieves
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 09:54:05 AM »
Great going holding under for that shot at that nutter.  You smoked him.
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Re: Strawberry thieves
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 03:21:41 PM »
Good work protecting them berries.
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Re: Strawberry thieves
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 05:22:05 PM »
Strawberry Thieves! That should be against the law!  Glad you took the little buggers out!
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Re: Strawberry thieves
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 07:59:32 AM »
great get them all
darn strawberry thieves

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RE: Strawberry thieves
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 01:03:28 PM »
nice shooting
if at first you dont succeed, re-load, kill count 2010.
(6)squirrel
()opposum
()skunk
()chipmunks
()squirrel
()raccoon
(1)starling
()grackle
()sparrows