Posted by John Fasoldt on 5:45:12 2/13/2014 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Re: squirrel in my basement posted by RS from LI on 13:08:34 2/12/2014 from 18.104.22.168:
MASTERS? You already have that...
As far as the "night vision" is concerned, no they have always been diurnal, so have never developed it. Since they are mainly "sight" animals, and instinctively curious, they tend to investigate new territories, so a light "on" means "take a look" to them.
All animals (including us!) act on instinct, so you try to learn those that apply to your target and use that to gain advantage. Really not that hard, like I say, ALL of us are smarter than all of THEM! Some people don't have the ability to use it, but they are technically smarter lol.
In other words, changes within the territory of a squirrel get NOTICED. And EXPLORED. Lady last week called me in a panic. The trap I placed had been robbed of bait but was still set. I told her not to worry, call me the next day. She did - with a report of a squirrel in the trap. Happens a lot, especially if they've gotten away with it before!
I have two squirrel calls on my machine as we speak. With this snow, I won't be out for awhile...
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