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Rock squirrels #5600854 02/15/15 11:02 PM
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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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I have definitely done my part. But I hate raccoons even more.


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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."

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I've never seen are heard of one until now. They good eating?

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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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I have never heard of these before. Where are the predominantly located in Texas?

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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.

Re: Rock squirrels [Re: Creekrunner] #5601304 02/16/15 03:16 AM
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I have heard they are tougher tan brown squirrels.

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Haven't seen one around my parts in 25 years.

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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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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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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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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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This brings back memories of our lease in Camp Wood many years ago. Those boogers were wary and hard to kill.

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seen a few this year in Huntsville , fun to shoot ,,, well almost any of them are fun to shoot !

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I see these guys a lot in the kerrville area. I might have to get the ol .22 out

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Hey when I was kid we were down in Llano and saw one of them rascals runnin up a big ol rock. He looked like a trophy at the time because id never seen one or killed one before. You know I was one of them if it walks talks or flys shoot it kids. Used to skin them things and nail em to a trophy board.


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When I was a kid we would go to Llano a lot to visit family. We shot a few along with the regular gray squirrels. The rock squirrel for whatever reason did not taste very good. Dad always said that they not worth eating. The ones that I shot were pitch black instead of being a mixture of gray like the pic of yours.

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Good times in Llano, its a petty place.


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When I was a kid we would go to Llano a lot to visit family. We shot a few along with the regular gray squirrels. The rock squirrel for whatever reason did not taste very good. Dad always said that they not worth eating. The ones that I shot were pitch black instead of being a mixture of gray like the pic of yours.


Did they look like this?



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Fixed it for you. Kill 'em all!



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Never knew they were a separate species of squirrel. Just thought it were a color phase. Haven't seen many of them.


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Don't you love it when you're sitting in the woods trying to enjoy the peace and quiet and a squirrel comes over to you and starts giving you a cussing? Makes you want to blast 'em.


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