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Old 02-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #21
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Hahahaha - I had the same problem, but I was house-sitting for some friends and the issue was their Jack Russell terrier had shook the squirrel to death - I couldn't look at either animal in the eye for an hour and it took me 5 minutes to get the squirrel away from the dog....I text messaged my friend wondering what to do - she said "squirrel in garbage, dog upstairs in bathroom with door closed for a few hours to have an easier place to clean up 'mess' if ingested too much." I think she laughed at that one. Have you ever looked at a recently dead squirrel in the eyes? Yikes! As for the dog, well, he was being....a dog. But Jack Russell's being the way they are, he knew I was a bit disgusted and tried hard to get back into my good graces - they are cute but very manipulative little buggers.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:55 PM   #22
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At one point nutria decided to use our place - they're big ugly stupid 16# monster rat looking critters with the stickiest scat you would ever swear about stepping in. Started a campaign of live trapping them & dumping them in our empty 33G plastic trash can. They would oblige by looking right up at the muzzle of a .22 rifle, which made dispatching them quick and fairly humane. Trash went on top. After a while there was a perfect congruence of lack of nutria, guilt about subjecting the garbageman to week old summer nutria corpses, and suspicion that one fine morning John Law would be pointing his sidearm at me and suggesting i drop the weapon. But those were big ol' nasty bodies, not pre-dried minis.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:59 PM   #23
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When I was doing a psychology experiment with a rat, one of the students wrote a note to the prof, “I think my rat is dying, what should I do.” Prof wrote back, “if rat dies, wrap in R.P. and throw out.” The Royal Purple was the student newspaper. His advice transfers to a lot of situations.

Kat, I would also suggest watching “The Sopranos” videos. I just finished season five and they show numerous methods. The trouble with ground burial is that later they sometimes have to move the bodies, it’s hard to remember where the bodies are buried and it’s labor intensive.
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Okay, you'all made me go look up the ordinances in my city. Animal control only deals with live animals, except in the cases of suspected dangerous diseases like rabies. Then, they can demand you turn over the carcass to them and it's against the law to refuse. Otherwise, dead animals are classified as solid waste and you can stick it in the trash. In fact, it is against the law to keep a dead animal on your property.
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In my city, animal control will pick up dead pets; that method is free and the people who come out very respectfully put the pet into a plastic bag. The vet charges $40 to send the pet out for cremation with that day's pets and scattering at the pet cemetery; if you want your pet cremated separately it costs more, and on and on up to plot with headstone.
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Mission Accomplished. The poor guy was murdered, and is now bagged and in the can. (Bite wound in his or her gut.)

As for pets in my city, you can put it in the trash, if you want to. The Humane Society will come pick it up for a $150 fee, which includes cremation. (My last dog died at home in the winter and burial wasn't an option. Dad helped me take his body to be cremated.)

Animal Control is only for dead animals on public property, or some other way a public issue. (They deal with live animals.) Of course, if you have suspicions for health reasons, you can voice that and might get a different response. We also have a fantastic state wildlife officer in this region of New York, and no doubt he would have gotten back to me if I contacted him. After seeing my guy was murdered, bagging it seemed like the right choice.

Thanks for all the assistance in giving this guy a send off.

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Mission Accomplished. The poor guy was murdered, and is now bagged and in the can. (Bite wound in his or her gut.)
There you go. The good news is, that indicates it wasn't likely killed by disease going around in your neighborhood.

Most likely a cat got to it, I'd guess.
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Most likely a cat got to it, I'd guess.
I think you're right.
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That way onlookers don't notice you are disposing of a body?

BTW - shouldn't KHAN be the go-to source for squirrel information?
Personally, I'd toss it onto the patio for raccoon take-out.
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Personally, I'd toss it onto the patio for raccoon take-out.
Or Jack Russell Take out
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Any suggestions on how to dispose of a dead squirrel?
How about ...


~ squirrels, amount depends how hungry you are
~ 1 large onion, chopped
~ couple stalks celery, chopped
~ 1 - 2 carrots, chopped
~ peppercorns
~ water, beer or chicken stock
~ flour
~ paprika
~ beer

Clean and quarter squirrels. Add to a large soup pot. Cover with water, beer or chicken stock.

Add the onion, celery, carrots and peppercorns to taste.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until meat is tender.

Remove meat from pot and cool. Remove bones. Keep the meat in nugget size pieces.

In a bowl, mix some flour and beer together to a "gravy consistency". Season to taste with paprika.

Dip the nuggets into the batter and deep fry to a golden brown.

Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing or homemade plum jam for dipping.


Other recipes on request...

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I killed 17 chipmonks one summer (just had too many) with a rat trap. Would wrap them super tight in newspaper and seal with duct tape. Then I'd put that in a couple of Wal-mart bags and seal those, then put it in a regular plastic garbage bag by itself, and then into the heavy-duty black garbage bag with the other trash. Within 2 days they'd start to get real stinky, and I'd have to take the bag out of the garage and put it in the back of my pick-up truck until garbage day because of the stink.
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Some of the responses to this thread are just nuts....

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We had squirrel for Sunday dinner once. Oops, wrong thread.
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I hate picking up dead animals so when I've had to deal with them I'd either go the shovel route or use those giant barbecue tongs and toss the critter in the garbage can before I gaged . That is one of the reasons to have a SO for these kind of issues .
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Fluffy left a dead moth on the window sill a couple of weeks ago. I can't bring myself to disposing of it, not even using surgical gloves. It's the only trophy she didn't eat, think I'll just put it under glass like Snow White. She's so proud.
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