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on Sep 2, 2008
Such barbarism! To think of all the human and canine lives that were put at risk... makes the meandering mountain lion seem like a fruitfly.
Jokes aside, is there a real way to control the population of squirrels - we simply have too many of these in Palo Alto - the city is of course not doing anything about it.
BTW - this is real problem in Mt. View as well.
Yes, there are too many squirrels.
I think Joe Simitian is working on a sit/lie law against squirrels at this very moment. Making life safe for Palo Altans.
Too many Humans in Palo Alto!!!
Loved your comment! I've seen an influx of squirrels in the last few years. I have seen an influx of people in the last few years. I prefer the squirrels, although lacking opposable thumbs, they're not as useful for the economy. I do prefer watching them, though.
He only shot at the squirells who were McCain voters. So it's OK
To bad that he missed!
Don't mess with the squirrels. I've seen them gang up on cats.
hmm...squirrels have more rights than a person who probably had so much damage from squirrels....too bad he got caught. This city needs to control these squirrels and they are doing nothing about it and with squirrels now attacking people in parks..when are they going to do something about it?
We share this world with wildlife, including squirrels. Leave them alone. They are simply trying to survive, just as we are.
Personally, I like squirrels. They generally keep to themselves in the trees.
and they are polite,compared to cops
Hah! Plus, they don't carry Tasers!
These dam critters stole every persimmon off my tree last year. Something has to be done to eliminate these squirrels.
"He heard a bullet zing by his head" - but the shooter was aiming at a squirrel "on a telephone line". The man who heard the bullet must have been very, very tall, or the wire was six feet off the ground.
Can't blame a man for trying to put some food on the table.
Should have used a bigger gun with a scope
Was the Squirrel Black
Anyone who has been in PA for a decade or more, and has fruit trees, has seen the squirrel population expand beyond the ability of the area to support them. 20 years ago, they weren't pests, now they eat things they never touched 20 years ago.
Like the deer in the foothills, all the natural predators are gone now, and the government won't re-introduce the predators or allow hunting.
I'm not in favor of shooting them from phone poles or telephone wires as it can damage same, but I am in favor of a responsible culling done safely with low-power firearms.
Properly trained Boy Scouts with pellet guns could bring squirrels back into balance with the environment, and also provide a valuable lesson in ecologic stewardship.
Squirrel must die!
What are you doing?
Stop wasting time.
We need to get moose and squirrel,now. Darling.
Nothing wrong with hunting squirrel. Must be done responseably. Cant do it in Ca. ? Move to Pa. Squirrels are super yummy in a wine sauce
Think of the possibilities! Palo Alto Squirrel Fur Coats!
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