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- Squirrel Control. Kania, Calvin E. // Pest Management Professional;Sep2010, Vol. 78 Issue 9, p88
The article offers information on the proper tools in trapping or killing squirrels. Kill traps are effective in catching squirrels instantly, while setting little risk to non-target wildlife or pets. Tunnel traps are proven effective in luring squirrels onto the trigger plate of the trap. Rat...
- The Survival Squirrel Pole. McClintock, Brian // Field & Stream;Dec2008/Jan2009, Vol. 113 Issue 8, p54
The article describes how Total Outdoorsman Challenge winner Paul Thompson built his squirrel pole, a series of nooses secured to a limb leaned up against a tree in which squirrels are active. Thompson made two wraps around a pencil-size twig at the tag end of the wire. He tightly twist the...
- The squirrel skirmish continues. Sherwonit, Bill // Christian Science Monitor;4/13/98, Vol. 90 Issue 95, p9
Relates the author's experiences with squirrels outside his home in Alaska. The love-hate relationship the author has with them; How he has treated them; How they react to him.
- In praise of the squirrels. Ackerman, Diane // National Geographic;Nov95, Vol. 188 Issue 5, p98
Discusses squirrels in the United States. Classification of the eastern gray squirrel; Number killed for sport and food; Comparison between the life span of those who live in captivity and those who live in the wild; Ability to thrive in the cities; Number of young born in a litter.
- Squirrel vs. squirrel in Britain. Eliot, John // National Geographic;Jul96, Vol. 190 Issue 1, following p132
Discusses the survival of Britains native red squirrels diminishing due to the imported North American gray squirrels. Competition for food; The virus parapox, carried by gray squirrels, a possible killer of red squirrels.
- Your nutty squirrel stories. Watson, J.; Mason, K. // Ranger Rick;Jan92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p32
Presents funny stories about squirrels sent in by magazine readers. Stuck in a bird feeder; Stealing snowdrop bulbs; Stealing toy truck from sandbox; Squirrels who stole cookies, Easter candy.
- The White Squirrels of Marionville. Woods, Richard // Highlights;Jun2005, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p16
Presents information on the white squirrels found in Marionville, Missouri.
- Getting tree squirrels out of the tree house. Pinto, Larry // Pest Control;Nov96, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p13
Reports on how to keep tree squirrels out of the house. Isolation of a squirrel; Options on how to keep animal out; Strategy for handling squirrel living in the attic; Earning through handling squirrel jobs.
- SQUIRRELS AMONG THE STATUES. // Cobblestone;Jan2013, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p50
The article discusses the squirrel population in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., which was partially relocated to ease population density.