Getting rid of Chipmunks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chuppie, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Snapper

    Snapper Long timer

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    Bump for chipmunk season!

    It's an infestation around here, they're going 'nutz', and the bastards are buroughing into the house again. Took half a dozen this morning in ~20mins, with a hat trick about as fast as I could reload (.22 scoped air rifle). One fell into thick brush, so I'm not risking Lyme ticks to retreive him, and another was laying (I thought dead) on my lawn for 5mins when another came by and either dragged him into the brush, or woke him up.... maybe I just grazed his head with the pellet and knocked him out temporarily?

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  2. unfocused_adventure

    unfocused_adventure Not my circus, not my monkeys... Supporter

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    Appetizers ???

    Recipe in English

    Deep fried Chipmunk appetizers.

    Trap 30 to 50 average sized chipmunks

    Burn the hair off with a propane torch

    Wash in clean cool water the pat dry

    Season to taste

    Dip in beer batter

    Place in deep fryer until golden brown

    Bonapatite!

    If it doesn't sound tasty in English then here is the recipe in French

    Deep frit Chipmunk amuse-gueule.

    Recouvrement chipmunks tailles moyennes de 30 à 50.

    Brûle les cheveux avec un flambeau de propane

    Laver à l'eau froide et propre, le pat sec

    Assaisonner au goût

    Plonger dans le parfum de la bière

    Placer dans la friteuse jusqu'au brun doré

    Bonapatite !
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  3. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Suisse frit en amuse-gueule?

    Doesn't sound tasty in French either.Google translate?

    Bon appetit!
  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Even a bull tree squirrel doesn't have a bunch of meat on it, chipmunks sound like a 3rd world meal to me. Controlling them is a wasted effort other than a spot control area. this fall season I see them everywhere in my woods, scampering about storing acorns. Not like your gonna have much luch fighting mother nature, i.e. rodents of any kind. Short of chaining a dog to my apple orchard I've given up on stopping tree squirrels from eating ALL, as in 100% of my apples. I do draw the line on woodpeckers trying to bore into my house gable end rafters after wood bee larvae- bam! and they are no more.
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  5. tom pullings

    tom pullings Adventurer

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    Well the little buggers seem to be doing spring cleaning cause suddenly they’re everywhere. I love watching them chase each other around but they’re tunnelling all down my foundation and even get into the porch. I think I can airgun them without anyone making a complaint. Wish me luck!
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  6. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    This has worked for me. Thins the herd and makes them (even more) paranoid about coming out in the yard.

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  7. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    We alternate between more chipmunks, then more snakes. Squirrels come in spasms too but always a pest I have learned to hate on. They eat EVERY pear & apple. You cannot buy enough shotgun ammo so don't suggest that either.
  8. big-g-nm

    big-g-nm Adventurer

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    What a great looking dog!
  9. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    If you weren't so far away, I'd ask B.K...(barn kat).. if he wanted to do the dirty deeds done dirt cheap..
    Found a squirrel tail and two hind legs on my porch this A.M.
    ............:chace.........

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  10. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    With ground squirrels,tree squirrels , rats, mice and gophers I’ve great success with a multitude of feral cats
    And an outdoor dog. If you don have rodents (food) you won’t have snakes as much. I’ve used the blasters but with low success, though fun. I like concept of unlit torch. Brilliant easier than ATV exhaust. Play Hitler.
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  11. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Vis ad locum

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    Get a cat. A ‘million years of evolution’ has tuned them into rodent terminators.