Today I caught a squirrel.

 

 

Yep. Today I caught a live squirrel in my trap. I am a trapper-releaser, NOT a Trapper-Keeper! Hahaha! Anyway- the last time I caught a squirrel, it was DEAD. Yes, I am a talented trapper and I caught a dead squirrel in my trap. No one wants to start their day by shaking a dead squirrel out of a trap! And, that’s EXACTLY why I left in in there and waited for my husband to take care of it! Once the trap was clean of said, dead squirrel, I reset it. I am on a forever quest to trap whatever vermin is currently taking up residence under my deck or shed. I don’t know what makes our porch and shed particularly desirable to wild animals… Maybe it’s the mothballs, or the ammonia soaked rags we stuff under there.

W: So what did you do with the live squirrel? You didn’t just release it back into your yard, did you? I think we are on the verge of a chipmunk problem under our porch. I know there are a shit load under there, but they haven’t actually been a problem yet. They stand up on my neighbor’s fence yelling at me if I am out there between them and their home (aka my porch) but they haven’t actually attacked or chewed through anything important yet. I normally just yell back. What’s your skunk situation?

Em: I did not release it- I put it’s head on a stick as a warning to other squirrels!
As for the chipmunks-they are ALWAYS a problem! You need to take care of them- but don’t worry, I have a plan for you!
Step 1: cut a hole in the box… No!no!no! Not THAT plan- it probably wouldn’t work…
Step 1: get a 5 gallon bucket and fill it about half way with water (approx 2 1/2 gallons ;0)
Step 2: sprinkle in some bird seed.
Step 3: put a 2×4 across the top of the bucket (like a bridge) and one leaning against the bucket (like a ramp).
Step 4: done! Now your only problem is the bucket-o-dead chipmunks… You are welcome.

W: Seriously? This is what I have to do? Probably not in December or January… I will have to make sure my friend Tanya is around in case it works – she is the only one I can think of out here who will help me empty a bucket full of drown chipmunks – I think she is my most badassest friend. She had a rabbit stuck in her garden fence a few weeks ago – half in half out – dead. She asked me to help her, or have Steve cut it in half to get it out.  Apparently that is where she draws the line – sawing small animals in half.  I suggested she cut a hole in the fence around the rabbit and then patch the hole. I love that her mind went right to cutting the rabbit in half to get it out…?! And you know Steve will be out of town when my bucket fills up with dead chipmunks. He misses all the good stuff.

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Emily

Part-time blogger, carpenter, furniture refinisher, farmer... Full-time wife and mother of 4 (just kidding, 2!) I recently took up skiing and handstands, and I can totally kill it on the xbox version of The Voice (you definitely wouldn't be that impressed if you heard me live, but I don't care!)

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