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.