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Looked out the window today, saw Mr S sitting on my fence chewing something. Did not think about it until 9 Pm when my sat signal went to 12 on the 101 then I remembered that cute and fuzzy moment. Time to do some late night splicing.
 

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woodybeetle said:
Looked out the window today, saw Mr S sitting on my fence chewing something. Did not think about it until 9 Pm when my sat signal went to 12 on the 101 then I remembered that cute and fuzzy moment. Time to do some late night splicing.
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"Splicing"? :eek2:

Squirrels can do a lot of damage. You may have to "take action." Reminds me of a problem my dad had with crows eating his corn seed. The guy from across the road showed up with a quart jar full of corn immersed in some liquid. I asked him, "What's the liquid?" "Battery acid. You might have crows, but they won't be the same crows....." :)
 

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Happens all the time.

Back when I used to (privately) set up dishes for friends and their friends, you wouldn't believe how many times I'd get a call about signal going out and drive to the house to find chewed cables.

Problem gets even worse in the winter when animals are looking for food in snow covered regions.
 

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Grentz said:
Sounds like you need a pellet gun :p

(Or just better cable protection/cover)
My uncle and I had the same problem one chewed thru his cable and the same one got into his house and scared his wife to death when she awoke and found this critter on her stomache staring right at her :eek2: Boy I never heard her scream as loud as she did. So lets just say slug and squirl don't mix very well :eek2: :lol:
 

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My uncle and I had the same problem one chewed thru his cable and the same one got into his house and scared his wife to death when she awoke and found this critter on her stomache staring right at her :eek2: Boy I never heard her scream as loud as she did. So lets just say slug and squirl don't mix very well :eek2: :lol:
He was just trying to catch a program on Animal Planet.

He went inside the house to catch it after finding out he couldn't tap into the line outside to watch it (he tried to get an account and a receiver of his own, but DirecTV didn't approve of his credit status so he got declined).

Cut the little guy some slack!!! It was probably your uncle's dog or cat who told the squirrel about the program in the first place!!!
 

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"Splicing"? :eek2:

Squirrels can do a lot of damage. You may have to "take action." Reminds me of a problem my dad had with crows eating his corn seed. The guy from across the road showed up with a quart jar full of corn immersed in some liquid. I asked him, "What's the liquid?" "Battery acid. You might have crows, but they won't be the same crows....." :)
Surely there is a less-gruesome way to get rid of them than battery acid.
 

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Squirrel are very tasty, especially in a gumbo or jambalaya. It's squirrel season, so be sure your hunting license hasn't expired. I've never killed a squirrel with a pellet rifle; use a .22 rifle instead so you don't have to pick out the shot.
 

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CoramDeo said:
Squirrel are very tasty, especially in a gumbo or jambalaya. It's squirrel season, so be sure your hunting license hasn't expired. I've never killed a squirrel with a pellet rifle; use a .22 rifle instead so you don't have to pick out the shot.
Pellet rifle is better inside a city limit...
 

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OH! DON'T REMIND ME!!! Last year, around this time or maybe October, the squirrel went underneath my 2002 Trailblazer hood and dropped its chestnut under the wires. The squirrel chewed apart my wires and I ended up paying over $1,000 trying to get things straightened out. My clutch fan quit working (when I accellerate, it sounds like you're taking off in an airplane), air conditioner quit working and my mirror was showing "OC" instead of outdoor temperature. I took it to one Chevrolet dealership and they totally ripped me off. They said it was just a coincidence that my clutch fan wasn't working right and the air conditioner quit working. I had to pay $200 deductible, spent some $$ on a new clutch fan (only to find out there was nothing wrong with the original one), paid labor for replacing the fan, etc. Then come inspection time this past June, nobody would pass it because of "service engine soon" light that was on. Finally took it to another Chevrolet dealership and paid a measly $268.11. This time, they actually fixed it because the wires were reconnected wrong.
 

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CoramDeo said:
Squirrel are very tasty, especially in a gumbo or jambalaya. It's squirrel season, so be sure your hunting license hasn't expired. I've never killed a squirrel with a pellet rifle; use a .22 rifle instead so you don't have to pick out the shot.
Some folks would argue that gray squirrels are varmints, not subject to seasonal regulations. :)
 

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Some folks would argue that gray squirrels are varmints, not subject to seasonal regulations. :)
Which is why a pellet rifle is the weapon of choice.;) Can shoot them in the backyard without waking the neighbors nor alerting any authority type folks. :D
 

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I once heard an N-Star lineman refer to squirrels as rats with good PR. That was after one had fried him or herself in an underground transformer. Of course, the incident caused a massive power outage for the office park that I was working at

One other squirrel tidbit - my father once rode horses with a guy who swore that Shake-N-Bake was the key to tender, tasty squirrel.
 

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One of my little friends.
Bearing grease on the pole didn't keep him from climbing up into the feeder.

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Haven't seen him around lately though, I think he got himself squashed.
 

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i have a lot of bush rabbits where i live and my cable has a fairly long run from the dish to the house, so i have my coax inside 3/4" plastic hose, i had to splice (plastic hose that is) it in a few places cause you can only shove the coax it in so far.
 
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