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Squirrel fishing. Go nuts.
January 20, 2011 1:02 PM   Subscribe


 
Goddamnit, I lost ten grand betting on Marzipan.
posted by not_on_display at 1:14 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


/ me looks at squirrel in backyard, turns head, notices fishing rod leaning in the corner...

I'll be back in 20 minutes and let you know how it goes.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:22 PM on January 20, 2011


Good, I have macadamia nuts. I was worried there for a second.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:26 PM on January 20, 2011


A bit of lotion should clear that right up, Cool Papa Bell.
posted by sebastienbailard at 1:30 PM on January 20, 2011 [7 favorites]


Dude. Awesome. I have 9 squirrels in my yard as I type. I am totally going to try this out. They are infuriating little fascinating entertaining geniuses.
posted by nevercalm at 1:31 PM on January 20, 2011


I have 9 squirrels in my yard as I type.

That's what dogs are for.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:42 PM on January 20, 2011


Based on this quote from the first link:

"Want To Make A Comment About Torturing Little Furry Squirrels? Huh, Do Ya? Squirrels Are Furry Terrorists And Deserve It!"

...nothing seems to antagonize some humans more than species that choose to live in dense dirty urban environments besides them.
posted by fairmettle at 1:44 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Huh. That was better than I thought it was going to be.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 1:48 PM on January 20, 2011


I know someone that did this but with drunks and tiny liquor bottles instead of squirrels and nuts.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 1:50 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm back.

This is harder than it looks. The squirrel ran away when I went out onto the deck, so I hung the macadamia nut at the end of the line and let it sit there. I'll come back later to check if he took it, and then I'll hang another one and wait.

I bet this will work much better in a park, where the squirrels are more used to begging from humans.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:52 PM on January 20, 2011


Wrong kind of bait. Squirrels require bagels and cream cheese. self link
posted by backseatpilot at 2:02 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


My favorite squirrel-besting came after I had finally succeeded in mounting a squirrel-proof bird-feeder, hanging off a horizontal wire that had trash can lids threaded as barriers a few yards out on either side. One squirrel found that by charging at high speed up the trunk of a nearby sapling, he could launch himself up and onto the bird-feeder. After a few days of this I bent the sapling about 10 degrees to the side. The squirrel kept launching himself about 8 inches to the left of the bird-feeder all day long.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:03 PM on January 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


I have 9 squirrels in my yard as I type.

That's what cats are for.
posted by djrock3k at 2:23 PM on January 20, 2011


a shotgun works best, and they taste delicious with dumplings.
posted by bradth27 at 6:48 PM on January 20, 2011


Wrong kind of bait.

In Rittenhouse Square, in Philly, about 10 years ago, I was with my baby in the park. I found a bench and sat down, planning to eat a muffin I'd just bought from a coffee shop. But then the baby started crying, so I put the muffin on the bench and picked up the baby -- then turned just in time to see a squirrel grab the muffin, unwrap it from its little muffin-wrapper while looking right at me, and dash away, leaving me only the crumb-studded wrapper.
posted by mothershock at 7:05 PM on January 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


Wrong kind of bait.


Yes, for this you need PIZZA.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:17 PM on January 20, 2011


squirrel launcing seems to be more popular than I would've thought
posted by Redhush at 7:29 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have seen a man successfully fish iguanas from the balcony of a hotel in Mazatlan.
posted by stargell at 8:29 PM on January 20, 2011


Waaaaaaugh!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:50 PM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


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