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squirrel gone wild

I'm fostering-to-own this little rescue mutt-nugget. help me name him! [more inside]
posted by changeling on May 26, 2016 - 46 answers

Bumpy squirrels need not apply

The other day I drove past a Squirrel Level Road in Virginia. Where did the name come from? [more inside]
posted by metaquarry on Dec 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Evolution, squished squirrels and cars

This came up in conversation, and now I'm wondering: has a little over a century of cars squishing squirrels made an evolutionary difference in their behavior? Or to put it another way: does that century of cars hitting squirrels that can zigzag better than their cousins that run in straight lines mean that automobile drivers are forcing an evolutionary selection in favor of the straight-runners? [more inside]
posted by easily confused on May 19, 2015 - 11 answers

Squirrels nesting in the roof

There are squirrels inside my roof. It is basically impossible to get up there. What to do? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Nov 10, 2014 - 13 answers

What made a nest on our balcony?

My husband and I live in an apartment in Seattle, with a third floor balcony. We had a circular clay pot that previously held a rosemary plant on the balcony - the rosemary died before summer of 2013, but we just left it in a corner and never did anything with it. In time, the pot got sort of hidden by other plants. Today we were cleaning the balcony, and realized that something had made a nest in the pot! [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on May 18, 2014 - 3 answers

How to safely evict squirrels from a palm tree about to be trimmed?

We share a 10' tall palm tree with a neighbor. The tree needs to be trimmed (dead fronts, some rotting areas, etc.). At least one, and probably a whole family, of squirrels has made its home somewhere in that tree. I don't want to see them get injured, but I don't know how to get them out before the tree-trimming service people come and start whacking at it. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on May 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Anything I can do to keep squirrels off fruit trees?

Has anyone successfully deterred squirrels from eating the fruit off the trees in their yard? I see a lot of "squirrel repellent" sprays on the market (but I also see a lot of "eat-what-you-want-still-lose-weight" products out there too; I'm not going to take their word for it.) Also what about ultrasonic repellents, do those work? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Jan 10, 2013 - 20 answers

Help us kill rats without collateral damage

How to kill rats that don't live in my property without killing squirrels, pets, children or neighbors? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Nov 8, 2012 - 40 answers

Can I salvage squirrel-ravaged peppers?

Can I eat peppers that have been gnawed by squirrels, or will I die of rabies? [more inside]
posted by brina on Aug 25, 2011 - 15 answers

Save my mom's tomatoes from the squirrels

My mother has a squirrel problem. She has a ton of tomato plants and now that they're coming in, the squirrels are picking them and eating part of them. Is there something she can do to save her plants? Note: killing the squirrels is not an option--she would rather not have tomatoes than kill the squirrels.
posted by Kimberly on Jul 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Squirrel Nut Tree

I want to plant some trees in the front yard that appeal to squirrels and birds. One would think that nut trees (hazel, chestnut, etc) would be a good choice but there's one thing - I'm hugely allergic to them and their pollen. What sort of tree should I plant? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on May 4, 2011 - 7 answers

I know this sounds ridiculous.

My aunt-in-law is looking for the name of a science fiction novel (probably published during the early 1970s) with the following description: "A hippy girl who wears overalls travels to a planet where the inhabitants are simian. There is no death on this planet. She also has two squirrels." [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 10, 2011 - 1 answer

How to get rid of the backyard rats without getting rid of the squirrels?

Is there a way to eliminate rats from our back yard without eliminating squirrels? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Oct 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Last minute gifts for a squirrel lover in Philadelphia?

Last minute gifts for a squirrel lover in Philadelphia? Pretty much anything squirrel-inspired and under $25 will do. Toys, stuffed animals, kitschy figurines (including ashtrays, paperweights, nutcrackers, etc.) are all great. [more inside]
posted by null14 on Aug 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Rats with tales, and a PR agent.

I live in a 19th century Victorian University Residence. Often, a squirrel climbs up the ivy outside the window, launches themselves into my room, Sometimes they stay there and sometimes they leave quickly.I have read this, and I am not quite sure if I want to eradicate them, and most of the other questions [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Do I just have to kill them?

Help me solve my squirrel problem and save my peaches! [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Jun 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Did a squirrel deliberately pee on me?

Did a squirrel deliberately pee on my head? [more inside]
posted by dirk gently on Mar 17, 2010 - 16 answers

What type of music do animals hate the most?

What type of music do animals hate the most? [more inside]
posted by keli on Feb 15, 2010 - 27 answers

What's the name of this mysterious squirrel song?

Singing Christmas squirrels toy - what's the name of the song?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Dec 25, 2009 - 5 answers

How do you deal with a squirrely tenant?

How do I coax a squirrel out of my fireplace flue? I think he likes it in there. [more inside]
posted by dinger on May 9, 2009 - 9 answers

too many squirrels!

How can I get rid of squirrels so I can have a balcony garden? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Apr 28, 2009 - 18 answers

Welcome to the jungle.

What plants can withstand urban squirrel, raccoon, and bird assaults (and might repel flies while they're at it?) [more inside]
posted by peggynature on Mar 13, 2009 - 5 answers

How do we get rid of nesting squirrel?

A squirrel is nesting in my friend's car and it keeps coming back. Does anyone have a (non-cruel, non-lethal) way to convince squirrels to find another warm spot? [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Jan 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Is it OK to shoot a squirrel with a BB gun?

If I shoot a squirrel with my BB gun will it just sting the little birdseed thief or will it injure it? Assuming, of course, that I am not hitting it in the eyes.
posted by zzazazz on Dec 4, 2008 - 42 answers

Why Are Squirrels eating pears and tomatoes?

Why are squirrels eating our pears and our neighbor's tomatoes this year, when previously they ignored them? We have had the pear trees for years and never had this problem before, this year they are all gone already. Also I saw a squirrel try to bury a pear. Hexatron's Wife
posted by hexatron on Sep 1, 2008 - 15 answers

What edibles to grow in a garden with small kids in Toronto?

What edibles should we plant in the garden? Parameters: inexperienced gardeners, Toronto, raccoons and squirrels will be present, items that are exciting/educational for four-year-olds, and it's a plot in a community garden that we probably won't visit every day. [more inside]
posted by winston on May 12, 2008 - 22 answers

Nuts! I've got a squirrel!

A squirrel has built a nest on my fire escape. What's up with all that? If I just leave it there, will it go away come springtime? Or will I be facing a summer of squirrels trying to get into my window? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on Feb 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Recommend me an effective Austin company that will get rid of attic squirrels.

I think I have squirrels in my attic. They make scratching noises, fighting noises, and noises that sound like something is galloping around up there. If you have had a similar experience, can you recommend a good pest control company? I am in Austin, TX. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Jan 18, 2008 - 16 answers

To eat or not to eat...

Will squirrel spit kill me? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jan 20, 2007 - 27 answers

help me get rid of flying squirrels

how do i get rid of flying squirrels? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Jan 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Squirrels in basement?

Help identify 4 legged house intruder eating birdseed in package in our basement. [more inside]
posted by cleve9 on Dec 26, 2006 - 21 answers

Anyone know Mike Judge or Stephen Root?

Office Space: Are the squirrels merry or married? [more inside]
posted by Danelope on Oct 4, 2006 - 23 answers

Why doesn't my dog eat cat kill?

Why does my bulldog ignore dead critters in the house? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Apr 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Removing unwanted animal residents in our attic

We live (rent) on the second floor and attic of a house. The attic is finished in such a way so that there are crawlspaces on each side of the gable, which we use for storage. Something, presumably a squirrel or other manner of rodentia, has taken up residence either in the recesses of one of these crawlspaces or between the floors and scratches away annoyingly, most often at 5:30am. Is there anything we can do to drive the thing away* or should we just invest in a humane trap?

* We have a cat and two dogs live below, so things that emit animal-annoying frequencies are out of the question.
posted by stefnet on Oct 31, 2004 - 10 answers

Eradicating Squirrels

Personal anecdotes on the topic of Squirrels--how to get rid of them are hereby solicited.
posted by y2karl on Mar 9, 2004 - 23 answers

How do I remove squirrels from my eaves?

Squirrels in our eaves! [more inside] [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Jan 3, 2004 - 13 answers

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