How to kill a squirrel
Why would you want to kill a Bergen County squirrel? Well, there are a few reasons, the main one being that
they carry disease because the description of the squirrel being “a rat with a bushy tail” is extremely
accurate. As well as carrying diseases they have been known to do enormous damage, to give you an idea,
in 2013 squirrels caused more than 50 power outages in the United States, two of those power outages shut
down the New York Stock Exchange, one of those power outages caused a substation to explode, do you still
think squirrels are harmless and cute?
Probably the easiest way to kill a Bergen squirrel is with a rat trap, you know the kind that look like an oversized
mouse trap, but like when used on rats, they are not always fatal quickly, that means the animal can be caught
and suffer for some time before it dies, with New Jersey squirrels these traps usually get them across the nose or the head
and not the neck. I'm told that the real downside to this is that when the animal does not die immediately and you
have to finish what you started that even the strongest men flinch, why, because New Jersey squirrels when trapped and injured
cry like a baby.
I guess I have to mention here that you can shoot them, though using anything other than a very small caliber weapon
with just be gross overkill. A sure fire method I've heard about is electrocution. There is a device out there called
a rat zapper, they say it will kill New Jersey mice, rats and squirrels. How it works it is and closed box that either runs of mains
power or batteries, the animal is lured with a bait and when it walks over the electrified plate it is instantly killed.
Everything I found about these things says that they are one of the fastest method of killing these animals.
I'm not going to give you a lot of information about poisoning squirrels because very simply the poisoning of squirrels
is illegal in the whole of the United States and in Canada. They have not actually passed laws saying it is illegal to
poison squirrels but what the federal government has done is refused to approve any poisons for use on squirrels, that
automatically makes it illegal to use a poison to deliberately kill a squirrel. Also there are quite a number of towns
and cities across the United States that actually promote their Bergen County squirrel populations as tourist attractions and in these
places killing a squirrel even by accident will get you arrested.
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