2/25/10

Squirrel Maneuvers

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Just a reminder that squirrels will be heading back to the ground when your snow melts and you may want to start practicing your Squirrel Catching Skills. I am here to make sure that you who have been in freezy weather remember what to do if a squirrel invades your backyard.


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First you sneak up on him...don't let him know that you know he is there.


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La Dee Daa....No squirrel here.


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The...BAM...you nab him!!!

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Then you RUN with him.....


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GRRRRRR.....you shake him!!


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You bang him on the ground (ear flappage is optional)
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Then you tell him that he better be a good squirrel and go live in someone else's yard!!

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Then stand over him as he surrenders!!

Your yard is safe for another day and you have completed your daily squirrel maneuvers!!

(Squirrel stuffies were threatened but not severely injured during this exercise)

41 comments:

Mango said...

Dory,
That looks like a lot of work to me, but those squirrels can be quite persistent. Maybe I will just post signs of your fierce self around the perimeter.

Slobbers,
Mango

Santa and Minnie said...

We have learned something from you, Dory but we don't have that many squirrels over at our place.

Bijou said...

Hi Dory,

Thanks for the reminder. There are lots of squirrels in our neighborhood but there's only one that comes in our yard. He hides his nuts in mom's flower beds! We HATE his guts and chase him every time we get the chance.

Waggles,
Bijou

Tucker said...

Those buggers are up to my Grammy and Grampy's all the time. They feed the birdies and the squirrels steal from the birdies. I'm way to slow to catch them, so thanks for the advice, I can try your technique!

woof - Tucker

Mack said...

That dang squirrel didn't stand a chance against you Dory!

Madi and Mom said...

Dory you are the ultimate Squirrel
Patrol Expert. We have so many in our yard we have just given up on patrol. Could you come up to NC? Mom has the bird feeders protected so they cannot gorge on the bird food so that is about all she can do.
Madi and MOm

io e clo said...

Ohhhhhh Dory!!!
I love you for ever!!!!!!
I love read your adventures and look your photos!!!!
Your blog is very pretty and you too!!!!!

Whit love!!!!!!
Golden Clo

Frankie Furter said...

Thank you Dory!!! I have been blocked from my squirrels by all this snow. They come and mock me every day. Now when this snow does melt I will be able to use your A+ training post to sharpen my skills and be successful at my RODENT RIDDING work. You are a TRUE furend!!!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Dory,Great JOB! Most impressed! woo forgot one small step, I swallow them! (well once, any way...)
~Husky Kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Scout 'n Freyja said...

WOWZA! Dory, you did so good catching that squirrel. Ours always run up a tree or just outside our fence and make faces at us! But, you are right, we will begin to practice now. Do you think our momma will mind if we use one of the cats☺

BRUTUS said...

Thanks, Dory!! Everyone assumes we doggies are all natural hunters, but it doesn't come easily to some of us! Now I know what I'm doing wrong - it's the sneak attack I'm missing!! I start barking my head off before I'm even out the door, in so doing announcing my incoming self & giving the sqirrley a head start! No WONDER I can never catch them!!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Dory, what a professional you are!! Thanks for reminding us! We had nearly forgotten.

Woofs and Kisses!

Snowy and Crystal said...

oh thanks for the tips, Dory

no squirrels here, but we will use that for big black birds and stray cats who come and visit

wet licks

S&C

hero said...

That was an excellent drill, Dory... you are definitely a good teacher. The tree rats better have a strategy this coming spring.

Licks, hero

Draco and his Mom said...

Dory, I have many squirrel invaders in my backyard...thank you for the refresher course...they stay on the fence with all the snow but as we both know, it is only a matter of time before they TRY to sniff around the ground.

Martha and Bailey said...

Dory, we are ready! We have seen a few squirrels and Martha is still trying to climb trees!
We liked your demonstration of what to do when we catch one....it is only a matter of time!
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Kari in WeHo said...

Thanks for the heads up! In our family ear flapping is not optional :)

Fred said...

Good job! Do you think it would help to go undercover in a squirrel costume? ;P

Schwang said...

Great capture! I think that squirrel learned its lesson.

Twinkietinydog said...

You're a superb tactician, Dory! I was wondering if you're available for private lessons. The squirrels in my back yard keep shamelessly flaunting themselves and taunting me. I love your "humane" approach more than anything. No one was harmed.
Twink!

Stella said...

We have zillions of squirrels in our neighborhood. I have a fenced in yard so what they do is climb across the power line, then go down into our lilac bushes. I see
'em and take off after them, but they are fast and can always get back on the power line. I only wish one would fall off into the snow, and THEN I could get him!

Thanks for the tips, Dory!

Kisses,

Stella

Princess said...

I think the ear flapping is necessary...it's super cute!

houndstooth said...

Dory, I took lots of notes! Those squirrels better watch out!

Bunny

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet if THAT was a video on YouTube it would go viral!

Well done!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Honeygo Beasley said...

Hi, Dory!

I'm tuckered out just watching...

time for me to be for dinner scraps.

Bye for now!

- Chloe

Cole said...

That is one heck of a demonstration!! Such concentration!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Great demo!

Cheers,
Maxx

gyeong said...

My guys have definitely gotten complacent with all the snow still on the ground. I will use this entry to remind that they have to 'work' for their dinner :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory!
Well... I have never seen a squirrel here but sure now I know what I have to do in case one of those apprears here!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

RILEY AND STAR said...

Wow Dory,

You mean business! We saw a real squirrel in our yard today and we thought and you and it made mommy smile.

Riley and Star.

kissa-bull said...

wow how can something so furry cute be so furry lethal to twee rats
thank yous for the tips
we'll try em right away
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Jazzi said...

Dory
Thanks for the refresher class. We always need to be prepared. I wanna get myself a pesty squirrel this year for sure. They will be here soon enough. Good job on that squirrel. I bet he will think twice before he enters your yard again. The sneakin...is the best part!!

wags
Jazzi

Sunny said...

Wow Dory, you are a pro! That squirrel didn't stand a chance!
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Dennis the Vizsla said...

But they were injured a LITTLE bit, right?

Teddy Bear said...

Great job watching out for the squirrels and getting them!

Love,
Teddy Bear

ocmist said...

Excellent tutorial, Dory! You have to be ready at all times for those nasty rodents! I think the ground squirrels around here hibernate during at least part of the winter, but we will be ready when they reappear! The CCC

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Wow, you have got your squirrel maneuvers down to a fine art Dory, we dont think there will be many in your garden this year!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Thank you for the reminder - they will be out and about before we know it.

XOXO
The Rocky Creek Gang

The Army of Four said...

Way to take charge, Dory! You showed that squirrel who's in charge!
Woo!
Luv,
Dave

SquirrelQueen said...

Wow Dory, you are one fantastic squirrel hunter. Cindi Lou does not like the squirrels, they tease her and are super fast. She asks if she can use the photo of you standing over the squirrel to keep them under control?

Samantha said...

I had Rugby takes notes. He is aweful at chasing squirrels. Hopefully he learned a thing or two!