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Prairie Dogs

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: Prairie Dogs

I hate to appear dumb, but what's a "Squeak?" A ground squirrel?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:33 AM
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Re: Prairie Dogs

The belding's ground squirrels are called Squeaks, as they sit near their holes and squeak all day, high pitched squeaks when raptors or humans are near. Also the "Squeaky squirrel gets greased"?
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:34 PM
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Re: Prairie Dogs

Thanks, Gamehog. I have relieved several thousand of them from their life of "squeaks," but (believe it or not) have never killed a prairie dog. It would be nice for a change to be able to go after the larger targets presented by PDs. In April, I took out many, many juvenile ground squirrels (including one badger) in NE California, but they were about the size of a salt-shaker.

While staying a couple of days in a trailer park in Lubbock, Texas, on the way back from New Orleans on a motorhome trip in 2010, I was lucky enough to park next to an open area next to us that was full of PDs. They had no fear, and I was biting my nails because I had no firearm, no license, no permission to shoot, and had to just sit there and look at these varmints, while they thumbed their noses at me. At least I now know what they look like "in the flesh."
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