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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I decare jihad on squirreldom

I've noticed every day when I come out of the house squirrels scrambling out of the wheel-wells of my 2010 F150 crewcab. Today when backing out of my driveway, well, gas was shooting out of the side of the truck. I immediately thought 2 things...

- Fuel line and
- Squirrel chewed it

Shop just called me- yes indeed, a critter chewed through the fuel line. And it's a line on top of the tank that needs to be special ordered, will take 3-5 days to arrive from Ford, and to replace it they need to drop the tank, $600.

My neighbors all around have already told me in our development they are fine w/me popping groundhogs & rabbits in my back yard. When squirrel season rolls around I foresee Armageddon against the squirrel population @ my house. I'm gonna kill every one of them. Arrggg!!!!!

I hate squirrels- this is the 4th time in my life they've chewed through fuel lines. In the past they've also gnawed insulation off of feet of electrical wires at my cabin, which could have easily burned the place down, and they chewed through the walls of my attic at an older house I owned years ago. Can't stand them things!

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 09:28 PM
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take a deep breath my friend.

there, doesn't that feel better? well of course it does. now, get a large pot, a cast iron skillet, some butter, salt and pepper, and some flour. some mashed taters and mebey something from the garden, and see, the squirrels are already more tolerable if you think about them in just the right way!

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I have heard of this problem several times and it boggles my brain that there is not a product that can be applied to the cables and wires that the treerats would find repulsive. I mean this is a serious thing that deserves a solution because it cost folks like you a ton of money not to mention a safety issue too.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 10:03 PM
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I'll bet you can't kill all of them.

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i'll bet the survivors won't mess with his truck.

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Don't be too sure of that. If they get a hankering for fuel lines there is no stopping them. If you have a way to stop them let him know what it is.

Itís funny until somebody gets hurt, then itís hilarious
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I'll bet you can't kill all of them.
I will side with DC and take $50 on that one........

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I have noticed around my place that the rubber flavored peanuts a quite popular with the squirrels this year
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This is why they need to legalize airguns for hunting and varmint control in developments and urbanized areas. They make affordable airguns today that are almost as good as a .22.
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The red squirrels and I have a shaky accord around my camp. As long as they stay on the other side of the creek, they are free to frolic and live in peace. If they cross that creek, that is a direct assault on my sovereignty and they will met with extreme prejudice.

I don't have ducks. I don't have rows. I have squirrels. And they're drunk.
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