I don't care either way. so long as they leave my food and house alone. The whole "spreading sickness" is lame. What sickness do they spread? They ARE gross to have in your walls, but if they stay outside they dont bother me. I wouldnt say they are cute, but I can ignore them.
I love squirrels, they taste great! Yep, big rats with bushy tails. Flying squirrels are fun to watch though! A friend raised some once and they only get active at night. I was surprised at the different color patterns of these fascinating creatures.
Down here we have fox squirrels. These black, gray, red, and other colored animals are many times bigger than a gray or red squirrel. I will try to take some photos of them for those unfamiliar with this species. They are becoming very rare in some areas of Georgia.
I had a dozen little gray squirrels I was feeding until a red tailed hawk started perching about 20 feet away from their feeder. Quit feeding the squirrels. Goina start doing the corn again sinse I haven't seen the hawks for a couple a weeks.
I've heard that the Fox squirrels chase the gray ones away??
I've never witnessed a fox squirrel interacting with gray ones. They both love pecans and raid our trees in the fall. The males of both species (no red ones here) will sneak into the nests of young baby squirrels and castrate the males of the litter to keep them from competing with them in breeding season. Still sound cute?
A gray opossum will bite the heck out of you. Filthy creatures! They will live inside of a large dead animal while they consume the carcass. People say they taste like pork and lots of them were consumed during "Hoover Days."
I have always heard this said but I'm not sure this is true. Old timers have said this but didn't give any indication why. It's almost impossible to butcher a goat, deer, or any other animal with fur or hair, without some getting on the meat.
Cleaned quite a few of both back in the good old days. With goats we always kept a water hose ready for rinsing off the hair. Didn't with deer. Tasted some bad tasting goat once that they said was because of not keeping the hair off it. Don't really know what the diffrence between deer and goat hair ?????
I tried some cajun squirrel crisps once. They were quite boring. We have squirrels that invade the house from time to time and something much larger called a gliss gliss. It uses the mouse traps to curl its eyelashes. I hide when I hear it.
I had this nasty squirrel eat away at my pumpkin this morning?? I am on the 4th floor in an apt. complex so the squirrels must be pretty desperate for food? Any suggestions on how to get rid of them or deter them just...