Posted by John Fasoldt on 9:04:09 10/8/2011 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: pesty squirrel posted by Debbie on 8:05:18 10/8/2011 from 126.96.36.199:
First of all, never let these animals live in your attic, or anywhere else on or in your home or garage, nor do you feed them. They cause huge problems.
A young squirrel might not have the same fear of humans that experienced adults might. They are mostly intimidate by size, unless they're REALLY babies, but they aren't necessarily afraid of you, especially if they are used to getting fed by humans and they feel no threat.
What to do? Make sure you have no attractants around, FIX that entrance point and don't worry about the squirrel and don't try and handle him. They often carry a variety of diseases (including rabies) that you or your pets can contract. Never let him inside and pay no attention to him. If there is no attractant, he will leave.
He won't "attack" your dogs, he would only defend himself. Unless it's a big dog, the squirrels generally have the advantage. The squirrels, even adults will try to retreat rather than fight.
Did I mention getting the entrance points fixed?
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