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engineeredgarden
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An answer to squirrel problems in the garden

Squirrels took every single tomato that developed on 8 particular plants that were isolated from the garden this year, and I resorted to shooting (ok, attempting would be more like it) them in city limits. Well, I'm not such a good shot, so went to the internet to see what options were available for trapping them. For about $50, you can buy all kinds of live (or dead) critter traps - but I just decided to make my own live trap from scratch.

It's constructed from scrap lumber, 1/2" wire mesh, spring hinges, welding rods, a spring, a homemade roller, parts from a computer, the wand from a pump-up sprayer, and an empty smokeless tobacco can.

Here's a couple of pics....

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[img]https://i52.tinypic.com/3465gcz.jpg[/img]

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jal_ut
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Have you caught any squirrels in the trap?

I am thankful we have not had a squirrel problem here.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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engineeredgarden
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jal - I baited it for the first time this morning, and will see when I get home...Wish me luck!

EG

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