Posted by John Fasoldt on 4:16:38 1/21/2014 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Regulations on Getting Rid of Squirrels posted by Sam on 11:30:39 1/20/2014 from 18.104.22.168:
My suggestion, as always, is to keep your trapping out of the public eye. Hide those traps, I have had squirrels let go, traps damaged, and traps stolen.
As far as what the law is, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is who you ask, and when you ask, and who else is there when you ask....
If someone really wants to, they can haul you into court, and the tree huggers and the SPCA will pillory you for what you’ve done, regardless of the “law.”
The only thing that NJ says is that they must be put down “humanely” - whatever that means. The “accepted” method is gassing - which is NOT easily done by the layman.
So trap carefully, don’t tell neighbors or ANYONE, especially your wife lol.
I had the same thing happen right here in my town. A man asked me to come to court with him because the Humane Society brought him into court for the same reason. The first court session there were about 10 people from the HS, some were old ladies, probably hangers on to the HS. hahaha
The judge was sympathetic, and kept delaying the case until a night when there were no HS people there, then he dismissed the case. The man found out later on that his neighbor didn’t really care about the squirrels, he was just upset the guy was parking his car on the neighbor’s side od the street.
So watch out for your neighbors and your wife. hahaha
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