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SHTF=Squirrel Hiding in The Furnace?

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  1. thebaldguy

    thebaldguy Member

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    Diet pop is coming out of my nose reading this story...


    Perhaps, for the future, something more appropriate could be used...like a pellet pistol/rifle. Here in the city, I use a remote controlled 4x4 truck to chase the squirrels from our bird feeder. It's pretty good entertainment on a winter day.


    My neighbors thought THAT was pretty funny.
     
  2. scottgun

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    That is some funny stuff. What I don't understand is how a female dog next door can call the cops.

    My neighbors didn't think it was funny when I was shooting at squirrels with my slingshot. Little did they know, I was using non-lethal pellets consisting of dog food. It ticks off the squirrel when you hit them and its kind of like marinade or seasoning for the dogs. These squirrels will taunt the dogs by snickering and flicking their tails, too bad I live in town, no discharge of firearms (even bb guns).
     
  3. coonan357

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    whats next .38 hbwc's for mice ?? Opps I already did that several years ago .. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Drjones

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    That was magnificent!!!!!

    Totally hilarious!!!!


    Thank you!
     
  5. Kahr carrier

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    That story made my day and now I know what to expect if I let a 45 Hydroshock loose in the house.:D
     
  6. dinosaur

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    Had a large bird in the water heater flue. Made a lot of noise since the heater was running. Removed flue pipe, inserted .22 revolver loaded with shot, no more birdie. :D
     
  7. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

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    We had a bird trapped in our wall the other day, in the large open space where our pocket doors go. I must admit, however, that the simple expedient of blowing it away with a .45 didn't occur to me. ;)
     
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    *laugh*
    wonderful story.
    classic style
     
  9. Maddock

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    Marvelous!
    ROTFLMAO
     
  10. 762x51

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    GREAT story! :D

    Thanks for the laugh!
     
  11. MLH

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    Monkeyleg

    :D You should send that to Reader's Digest. Probably get $3-400 for it!

    And you and Lawdog should get together!
     
  12. Brian Maffei

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    A THR classic! Great title, BTW.
     
  13. meathammer

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    Excellent story! :D
     
  14. Cosmoline

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    Good argument for a nice little single shot .410. Nothing beats it for getting rid of small game at close range, with minimal noise and no overpenetration.
     
  15. ahadams

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    one of my thoughts was that this reads like classic Ed Zern...except how many of us are old enough to actually remember having read Ed Zern's stuff?
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    Great story! It is good to know that I'm not the only one to use "excessive force" on indoor varmints! :p
     
  18. WilderBill

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    ROTFLMAO!!!:D
    If there is a next time I would recommend a .22 with rat shot, however.
     
  19. Hutch

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    Can't top that one, but I did COVER a 'possum with a .45 in the basement for a while. Similar circumstances, scream from SWMBO wakes me, grab the 1911 (forget how it was stoked, pro'ly 200gr lswc. Hey, it was a looooong time ago). After survey and evaluation, left the .45 w/ SWMBO to cover the varmint, and I got a .22 levergun. Took a coupla-three CB caps in the hat to settle him down, but it worked. And no bothersome ricochets to duck!
     
  20. TallPine

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    Guilty as charged :)

    He was always one of my favorite writers, and is probably responsible for my weird sense of humor.
     
  21. Peetmoss

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    OMG that was Hillarious. Great Story.
     
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    LMAO, truly a great story! :D
     
  23. bedlamite

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    Seems closer to FUD Files than Lawdog Files. :D
     
  24. bogie

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    A lot closer to when I was down in my apartment building's basement, after the cute widdle possums and the stray cat that snuck in and dropped a litter of kittens had officially become (runt would censor this big time) vermin, since they distributed a good case of fleas through several of the apartments that were above 'em...

    Anywho, being in the city and all, I have to be particular about doing nasty things to such pests.

    Shovels work VERY well on possums if you can catch 'em where you can get a good swing in. Got several of the little ones that way.

    So, anywho, hear a yowling from the basement, and one of neighbors has discovered an unkilled portion of said vermin. She retreated to the safety of her apartment, and another guy and myself went looking to see what caused the ruckus. We find Mama Possum crawling along some pipes along the ceiling, and corner her... I run for implements of destruction, and come back with a bayonet.

    I swear, I thought that my neighbor was going to FAINT! And the neighbor was a guy... "Ohmigawd! Don't do that!" And he really sorta lost it when I asked him to cover me with the shovel in event the possum-gigging experience caused the possum to go all nasty and try to chew off a pinky or two up to my elbow... Instant refusal.

    Gave up on the whole concept, and came back later and zorched the critter without witnesses.
     
  25. Dave R

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    Great story. Loved it.
     
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