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Solumina
12-01-2010, 09:28 PM
Here at the rec desk we have drop ceilings. I can hear something running around on the ceiling tiles. I'm now getting paranoid that an angry squirrel is going to drop down on me. This does not make me a happy person.

SuperDan
12-02-2010, 02:52 AM
One of three things will happen. It will find its way back out through the roof, it will drop down like you say, or it will die up there and you will be able to enjoy the aroma until the thing fossilizes.

You left out "it chews through enough electrical wiring to set the place on fire." Haven't you watched Billy The Exterminator?

chrislb
12-02-2010, 03:00 AM
Or it leads an army of its angry brothers to devour you while you try to get away.

RecoveringKinkoid
12-02-2010, 03:27 AM
The ceiling tiles in my church are all saggy from squirrels using them for trampolines.

One of the hairy little beggars fell out of the ceiling during a service. I wasn't there, but I heard all about it.

I always miss the fun stuff. :(

Wasn't there a song about a kid that took a squirrel to church in a box and it ended up running amok and causing pandemonium? I'm sure it was not that much fun...but I like to imagine that it was.

Andara Bledin
12-02-2010, 04:04 AM
Wasn't there a song about a kid that took a squirrel to church in a box and it ended up running amok and causing pandemonium? I'm sure it was not that much fun...but I like to imagine that it was.
That'd be the Mississippi Squirrel Revival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU) by Ray Stevens. :D

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Geek King
12-02-2010, 01:26 PM
That'd be the Mississippi Squirrel Revival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU) by Ray Stevens. :D

^-.-^

Truely one of the great songs of all time. :D

...now I'm going to be humming that all day.

Frantic Freddie
12-02-2010, 02:55 PM
"Mr. Squirrel,I'd like you to meet Mr. Crosman (http://www.crosman.com/airguns/pistols/2240)" :)

roothorick
12-02-2010, 03:20 PM
"Mr. Squirrel,I'd like you to meet Mr. Crosman (http://www.crosman.com/airguns/pistols/2240)" :)

Crosman actually makes gas guns? They have a reputation for clear plastic springers, I didn't really expect them to dabble in metal bodies and green gas...

But yes, smack that little furball around with a good BB gun :)

AccountingDrone
12-02-2010, 04:27 PM
I have a flock of 20 or so guinea fowl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_B2lMEyBsk&feature=related) that I raised from http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy176/aruvqan/Miscellaneous/2010-05-27125804.jpg.

We let them out of their coop in the morning whereupon they run around the house chasing each other about 3 times, then varying numbers of them roost on the roof of the house. http://aruvqan.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/home.161160321_large.JPG [not a current picture, but the only one I happen to have.

If you noted the sound in the first link ... you will note that they have a rather *unique* sound. Added to the stomp of little birdy feets on the roof, and the damned chickens living in the bush at the end of the house hidden by the rather snowy jeep laying eggs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOh6u43Wn00) it gets rather difficult to stay asleep.

I would rather have a nice otherwise quiet little squirrel in the overhead. :angel:

Frantic Freddie
12-02-2010, 08:54 PM
Crosman actually makes gas guns? They have a reputation for clear plastic springers, I didn't really expect them to dabble in metal bodies and green gas...

But yes, smack that little furball around with a good BB gun :)

They don't "dabble",they've made CO2 guns since the 30s,the clear plastic springers are the new items.

I have a 1946 Crosman 150 pump pistol,grandfather to the Classic Pump Pistol (http://www.crosman.com/airguns/pistols/1377C).

The 2240 in my original link is a .22 cal pistol,more powerful than any BB pistol,I've taken rabbits at 20 yards with mine.

Assuming an 8 foot ceiling,a 14 grain pellet from the 2240 will go right thru the acoustic panel & probably thru the squirrel too.Then it's squirrel stew time! :D

Andara Bledin
12-02-2010, 09:32 PM
But yes, smack that little furball around with a good BB gun :)
Please don't. BB guns aren't nearly as harmless as everybody thinks they are; they're guns, after all. Just ask any vet about why they shouldn't be used like this.

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Solumina
12-02-2010, 11:03 PM
He is still running around up there and it doesn't look like he is going to be gone any time soon (apparently he also runs around in the walls upstairs and he has been here for almost a week). I figure if he is going to be around for a bit he may as well have a name, so he is now Brutus (named after the squirrel that used to regularly sit on the windowsill of my Latin class, and even once came in and joined us).

teh_blumchenkinder
12-03-2010, 12:21 AM
Gah. Guinea Fowl are so awkward looking... like a pillow with a neck and head and legs... bleh. There are some running around within walking distance of where I live, and whenever I drive past, I'm afraid I might hit one of them...

MoonCat
12-03-2010, 03:00 AM
Heh, we had this happen once in our old house. We had a little pantry off the kitchen. The ceiling light died so we had to replace it, and for a little while there was a hole up there with wires sticking out. We also had a hole somewhere in the gutter and squirrels would get into the attic.

One day one of the little buggers got under the attic floor just above the pantry, poked around the hole and either fell through or jumped down, but then he couldn't get out as the hole was in the middle of the ceiling and there was no way to climb up to it. Made the cats pretty crazy as he ran around in the pantry, all panicky. When he got tired he hid on the windowsill behind the curtain (we could see his tail sticking out).

We propped up a broom with the brush part braced on the counter and the handle poking up through the hole and shut the door. He figured it out eventually and climbed back up to the attic, and then we plugged up the hole.

AccountingDrone
12-03-2010, 03:47 AM
Gah. Guinea Fowl are so awkward looking... like a pillow with a neck and head and legs... bleh. There are some running around within walking distance of where I live, and whenever I drive past, I'm afraid I might hit one of them...

They are funny looking, sort of like a low rent peacock, but very tasty ... =)

We have had to pick of NO ticks from Souage all fall, they just eat them all up as fast as they find them, also no infestation of nasty lady bugs or japanese beetles =)

I'm in love! I hate the usual ladybug invasion, they are the kind that smell nasty if you smush them.

Solumina
12-03-2010, 04:01 PM
I think guinea fowl are really cute, I keep trying to convince my mom to get some (I'd get some myself but I don't think my complex manager would be too happy about them.

Megg
12-03-2010, 05:45 PM
We propped up a broom with the brush part braced on the counter and the handle poking up through the hole and shut the door.

That is darn brilliant, I must say! I probably would have been almost as panicky as the squirrel, and would have tried to catch the poor thing. Even worse, I likely would have tried to let it out through a door or something - then I'd have a freaked out squirrel on the loose in my house! :lol:

RecoveringKinkoid
12-06-2010, 12:49 PM
Aw, come on now, lady bugs are awesome. ;) They used to overwinter in the bathroom at my old place and I thought it was amusing to have a bathroom full of ladybugs.

They eat things I DON'T want...and I garden...so....

Moved out and rented the place to a friend, who called me when the weather got cold. "Uh...there's a swarm of ladybugs in the crapper...what do I do?" :lol:

Oops. Kind of had forgotten about that. :o

Solumina
12-06-2010, 04:49 PM
There are the good ladybugs (the deep red ones) and the bad ones (the orange ones). I'm totally okay with the red ones but the orange ones smell bad and they get everywhere.

MoonCat
12-06-2010, 06:15 PM
That is darn brilliant, I must say! I probably would have been almost as panicky as the squirrel, and would have tried to catch the poor thing. Even worse, I likely would have tried to let it out through a door or something - then I'd have a freaked out squirrel on the loose in my house! :lol:

You wouldn't want to try that unless you could be really sure it wouldn't bite you. Those teeth can crack black walnuts, which have extremely tough shells (we tried smashing some black walnuts open with a hammer; took quite a few good hard swings to even make a dent).