Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Solution

Our little squirrel problem continues to irritate me. So, today I procured a solution:



I found this bad boy on sale at our local sporting goods store and thought it would do the trick. The guy helping me at the store asked what I wanted the gun for. I told him I wanted to get the squirrels out of my backyard. He started showing me some expensive, fancy rifles, but I told him they were a bit expensive for squirrel control. He said, "well, if you don't want to kill them on the first shot, then you can just go with a pellet gun." Perfect. So, I bought this one along with some biodegradable pellets (we care about the environment!) and, as an added bonus, it came with a free target. Naturally, we got right down to some target practice.






Mr. Frisby reckons we were shooting about 25 feet from the target. He didn't know I was a crackshot. As you can see from the target, it looks like the squirrels have something to worry about.

13 comments:

Cara said...

They'll be scared of something alright.

Colter said...

Two words: Awe some.

Kim said...

I'm going to be the lone dissenter--don't kill them!! I know, I know, I'm an animal lover. . .

Dana said...

Max will be sad when they are all gone. I'm with kim on this one too Jenni. I heart animals.

garyleah said...

Go for it Jenni. Get rid of them before we come home. A pellet gun is not going to kill them but it may keep them from the backyard. They are destroying everything. We have them here but I don't have to contend with digging in my lawn and all my flowers and veggies. Something is eatting my tulips and I don't know what. Could be deer but they are planted right next to the daffodils and deer don't like daffodils. Oh the problems of gardening.

Hilary said...

Love the pose. Every girl needs a hand-on-the-hip, gun-holding portrait like that.

Sharon said...

Reminds me of when we were little and you shot down the plates at the Reilley's ranch. Lucky for you, I wasn't a crack shot when I shot darts at you. Actually, I aimed pretty well, you were just a quick mover. Remember when you jumped aside and the dart stuck in Mom's dresser instead of your body? That was good times.

LJ and DC said...

David will be so proud. And Seriously, don't worry, its not going to hurt them. They'll just look at you and probably go the other way. No squirrels have been killed in our yard.
PS. Did we ever tell you about the time a suicidal squirrel jumped off the fence and landed in Chrissy's mouth? Literally, jumped off the fence and into the dog's mouth. she let it go.

melissa ( : said...

Woah watch out.

Dalene said...

Yikes. Run, critters, run!

Molly said...

Ok, I love that the guy said "so you don't want to kill them with the first shot." I take that to mean you will certainly hurt them, though. So I'm with Kim on this one. Be sure you shoot from far away. Breaking a rib or cracking a skull might just be crueler than killing them.

mommafriz said...

WOW! Jenni, are you going to skin 'em? All I have to say is do what you must to save that lemon tree!

Gordita said...

Talents I never knew you had, and yet cause my bosom to swell with increased love for you. I hope this solves your pest problem.