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Title: What does this?
Post by: Tam-i-am on May 16, 2018, 08:59:46 AM
As soon as it warmed up and the leaves popped out my maple tree has been losing the ends of its branches.  Every morning I go out and there is a few more of these branches in the same spot.  I see no evidence of any kind of nest and wherever these branches are coming from it is too high for me to see.

Would squirrels do this?  We have had some squirrel damage to our house and bird house in that same area.
 
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Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: Magicman on May 16, 2018, 09:22:54 AM
I see that when a squirrel is attempting to build a nest and can't seem to get it right. 
Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: Tam-i-am on May 16, 2018, 09:33:16 AM
Well then he is mighty persistent!

I'll have to keep an eye out for him.

Thanks
Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: Magicman on May 16, 2018, 09:38:31 AM
I occasionally see a pile when the whole thing breaks loose, falls, and the squirrel has to start all over again.  :-\
Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: Tam-i-am on May 16, 2018, 09:53:42 AM
All I have to say is he better not let me see him or he will end up like the one who ate through the louver to get into my attic.

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Got him right as he was coming out!
Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: Bruno of NH on May 16, 2018, 11:19:15 AM
When you put a new vent it add hardware cloth to the front.
It keeps the critters out.
I replace 20 a year at the condos because of that reason.
Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: Tam-i-am on May 16, 2018, 11:53:37 AM
We had hardware cloth on the inside and he gnawed through that as well!  So I had to take matters into my own hands.

I'm telling you we have the most persistent squirrels.  And for everyone we kill it seems like 2 or 3 come to takes its place.

Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: Southside logger on May 16, 2018, 09:52:23 PM
Maybe you should come out with a "Secret squirrel" limited edition of one of the tool lines.   :D
Title: Re: What does this?
Post by: thecfarm on May 17, 2018, 05:39:19 AM
I almost think they multiply when I shoot them.  :o  :D Yes you are right. Get rid rid of 2-3 and there is still the same amount. I know they are not coming out of the OWB. ;D