#TBT 2014: Squirrel Population

Squirrel with peanutsI can’t be the only one who remembers this gem from two years ago today?!

The resident troll, “Haji”, baited on the listserv with a topic near and dear…critters!

 

 

I am hoping to get ahead of the usual squirrel population boom this spring. Unfortunately two of the local hardware stores are not yet selling poison peanuts. Does anyone know if one of the larger chains carry them? I am hoping to avoid shipping costs.

Here are my favorite responses:

I typically find that bike lanes are the best squirrel deterrents.   Unless the bike lanes are really steep and the squirrels know that they can get rid of uphill bikers because they are going too slow.

Alexandria Brunswick Stew

2 fattened squirrels *
4 cups of corn kernels
4 cups diced tomatoes
4 cups sliced okra
2 cups fresh butter beans
2 sweet onions, chopped

Preparation:
Remove road debris or birdshot from squirrel. Boil squirrel until meat
falls from bones (season with salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf, a little wine
or part broth, if desired, or use your favorite seasonings). Remove meat
from bones. Return meat to the water it was boiled in. Add vegetables,
salt, and pepper to taste. Simmer until the mixture thickens, about 1 hour.

* for the brave at heart or those wanting a more gamey flavour, add 1
grackle

Spring has sprung!

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