Yes strange title..........
How infuriating when you have a big garden, with loads of woodies and squirrels in and out all day, and have two kids at 5 and 3.
The other day (Sat) there was a squirrel sitting on the floor in front of my shed (perfect backstop), about 25yds away.
Both kids were in the house, as I was, we spotted the squirrel and the kids and my wife were like "look a lovely squirrel", whereas Dad (me) was thinking shame "If I had my gun, I could do a lovely head shot".
I don't think that Dad blowing off the squirrels head would be seen favourably by the wee nippers.
Luckily they are all going out this Sat!
As the door bangs, I shall be getting the keys to the gun safe.
I wonder if I can get the Three Little pigs re-written to replace the Wolf with a Squizzer?
im in the same situation as you, you'd see 8 squirrels easily if you walked around the garden. Nowadays you see 2, no more, no less.....you may see more than 2 for a very short while if your lucky though
Nobody seems to have noticed.
L.O.L i know what you mean, large oak tree at the bottom of the garden... perfect vantage point for magpies... huge mag lands, enter vegeterian girlfriend one did a quick nose-dive past the kitchen window once, rolling down the roof (live in the middle of no-where, so no neighbours/road and chimney for back-drop)... not the best idea when her-in-doors is making a cuppa had to go through the whole christian burial thing with the solumn words of "its in a better place now" (behind the shed)
I laughed so hard, I think i just pi$$ed myself.
I can just see the ashes to ashes bit
I also have Ratty, but he is a different story - my neighbours think we have close encounters in my back garden, planes landing etc.
Just think of Jasper Carrott, the mole, and the shotgun wrapped to the barrel.
lol, I'm off to change me trousers!
it was the twig cross that let out a small, un-controlable sniggerOriginally Posted by guybinks
no sweet, sweet love for a day or two...
lol, you'll be telling me next it has an anniversay, and a special altar!
Oh the fairer sex eh!, bless em
Now thats two pairs of trousers!
Is it just me, or when anyone else walks through their town and sees all the woodies perched on Woolies or WHSmiths windowsills is all they can think about is "how many could I get before they take flight?" and the "How long before the coppers turn up"
nope, just a very quiet resting place in the garden that never gets talked about...Originally Posted by guybinks
(well, by me anyways). *sniger*
No, its not just you, every time I go down to the pub, just across the road is a Chippy, and on the roof....... you guessed it, pigeons. There must be about 50 flying rats that congregate there. The number of times I have though "If only I had my rifle"Originally Posted by guybinks
loads of woodies in Peterborough all sit on the lamposts over the A47 most of the time. Have they read the rule about air rifles and roads?
I think that the Woodies around here read the rules aswell. Every day either 2 or 3 of them sit on a neighbours roof, no matter what I've tried they won't come into my garden or on the roof, the Magpies and Crow's do the same.... ****** clever sods
My neighbours tree is packed with em, and I sooooo know they are taunting me, maybe I move the tree into my garden or my fence into his!, wonder if my neighbour would notice?Originally Posted by Al Buck
Dont worry about the wife and kids seeing the dead squirrels. Ilive in London and my garden is, at most, 25 yards with neighbours on all sides. when any of my lot see a squirrel in our garden they sneak over to me and whisper that theres an intruder in the bac garden and I run upstairs for my toy.....
In the last year I probably shot around a dozen "greys" , and I'm not talking alien Greys either!
Funny thing is that the wife doesnt like me having an air rifle in the house, but accepts it as long as I keep those pesky squizzers away from her Fig tree.
Got a pheasant living in my garden, couldnt believe my luck, but the kids had already named it by the time I knew, and was warned away from it meeting an accident! Other than that kids 8 & 11 come with me and are ok with seeing rabbits and pigeons shot, plus learn the importance of safety etc.
Couple of years ago Crewe council were rumoured to be planning to shoot the ferals in town, it caused quite a stir. Three idiots took their clothes off outside the town hall and stood behind a strategically placed banner that proclaimed they would rather be naked than shot.
Personally I never realised that was the option, I wear clothes all the time yet have never been shot once (by Crewe council or anyone else for that matter). As for the pigeons, they don't wear clothes anyway..........so I guess they weren't shot.
This is a little off subject but does well to illustrate the mentality we are up against.
Best answer to the problem I read in the local rag at the time was the citizen who wrote in suggesting they catch all the pigeons in a big net and release them somewhere else..............stunning
There's been huge flocks of crows in the field across from my house.
They've been sh!ting all over the neighbours houses for the last 3 days. I bet they are regretting not condoning my shooting as a hobby as their cars / porches and conservatories are covered in sh!te
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