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#5600854 - 02/15/15 05:02 PM Rock squirrels
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7157
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Got a juvenile and his momma this weekend. Both with the ol' Ruger .22 I keep under the pickup backseat. I absolutely hate 'em. Worse than rats. I try to tell everyone I know that has seen them at their house to kill 'em. They look at me like I'm crazy. Smarter than a rat and can get in places a 'coon can't. They always run like they know you're after them. Cedar and rock squirrels - kill 'em all.
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#5600858 - 02/15/15 05:06 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 4145
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I have definitely done my part. But I hate raccoons even more.
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#5600902 - 02/15/15 05:41 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
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#5600952 - 02/15/15 06:09 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7157
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I started to take a picture this morning of the momma with blood running outa her nose and her well-worn teets, but I thought it'd be over the top. There's more of 'em out there. "I'll be back."

Thank you SniperRAB for your service to your community.
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#5600964 - 02/15/15 06:13 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3896
Loc: Dallas, TX
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#5600984 - 02/15/15 06:22 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
texashelms Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 517
Loc: Texas
I've never seen are heard of one until now. They good eating?

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#5601063 - 02/15/15 07:04 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: texashelms]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7157
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: texashelms
I've never seen are heard of one until now. They good eating?


I have no idea. But, if you see a black squirrel and it's running like it stole something, try to kill it. Trust me. If you want to fry it up and try it, it's a free country and your report back will be read.
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#5601296 - 02/15/15 09:08 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 215
Loc: Mesquite/Canton
I have never heard of these before. Where are the predominantly located in Texas?

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#5601301 - 02/15/15 09:15 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9263
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I hate the dam things. Chew up wires, get in the feed and they even stuffed the tailpipe of my truck full of corn. Trapping them is the only way I can get them.
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#5601304 - 02/15/15 09:16 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2309
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
I have heard they are tougher tan brown squirrels.

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#5601341 - 02/15/15 09:33 PM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Wilhunt]
KG68 Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6054
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Haven't seen one around my parts in 25 years.

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#5601512 - 02/16/15 01:20 AM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 7563
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW
Used to have hunting property between Christoval & San Angelo, these critters were a real nusiance. They are super wary and I once watched one remain motionless for over one hour.I always thought they were related more to a prairie dog than a tree rat. They seem to be attracted to old abandoned structures.
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#5601516 - 02/16/15 01:49 AM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7157
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I see them around the hill country (Fredericksburg to Boerne) area. Yeah, abandoned structures are their love. I have an old barn I "let be" on my place. 'Guess I need to get my butt busy and tidy up the area.

When my folks bought an old German homestead in '68, we battled them like the plague restoring the place.
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#5601531 - 02/16/15 05:15 AM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20282
Loc: Texas
Saw a lot of them when I had a lease on the Lampassas River at Adamsville. Haven't seen one since then.
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#5601603 - 02/16/15 07:24 AM Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
I can remember pursuing them as a kid on my grandparent's place in Blanco County. Haven't seen one since, didn't know they were still around.
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