Another successful rock squirrel eviction from our Prescott yard! This critter now lives in the national forest out by Thumb Butte.
Last week a squirrel (a rock squirrel to be exact) chewed up a wiring harness in one of our vehicles. Not an uncommon occurrence in Prescott, in fact we have had several instances of this damage over the years. The ultrasound repellers we put in the vehicles did not keep the rodents away.
Plan B, we decided to trap the culprit and relocate it. We borrowed a cage trap from a neighbor and caught one. We took it out to Thumb Butte and released it.
I could not resist posting this 🙂
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.
The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel’s attack “scared him, obviously, because he wasn’t expecting to have, you know, a squirrel come flying out of nowhere at him,” said Officer Ashley Turner of the police department in Meridian, a Boise suburb. “So basically he said he took what he could and left as fast as he could.”
The squirrel’s owner, Adam Pearl, said Joey has lived in his house for about six months after he was found in a flower garden by a friend’s daughter when he was about a week old.
He said Joey’s eyes were still closed, and they set an alarm to feed him every two hours