Posted by StehenRay on 15:51:18 7/29/2011 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Thank you for this Board posted by StephenRay on 15:57:37 7/21/2011 from 184.108.40.206:
Yesterday afternoon, July 28, it was 102 degrees in the shade near Kansas City. And after work I hurridly went to the back yard to inspect the tomato plants and the traps. As I approached, one squirrel scurried away on top of the wood fence. And one was inside the Have-a-Heart trap. But he was dead, stiff and dehydrated, I am sure. He must have been in there all day, I checked the traps at 6:00 A.M. The trap was in the sun at 4:00 P.M. But it was on the north side of the row of tomatoes.
I was not successful in pulling his tail off for a Souvenir, I botched it. I just skinned it up at the base with the pliers. I will have to look up this skill on the internet somewhere. It was too hot to skin him. I will skin the next one. I will tack up his hide in my garage.
Sorry he suffered, but better him than my tomatoes. I have been losing several large tomatoes every day because of this S.O.B. They cut tomatoes off the plant. Then they go down to the ground and eat them.
I had peanuts in the shell, black walnuts and peach pits in the trap for bait. But now I also put in some old tomatoes that he has cut off too.
I will keep you informed.
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