I’ve had a few in my 60+years of shooting at, often making some miraculous misses, but resisted until seeing highfinblue’s squirrel post…..which brought back an old memory. And I certainly don’t want to tarnish his feat in any way!
I was about 15 years old, on a mixed - bag (anything that moves) with a little mixed breed cur dog and 3 uncles in Evangeline Parish, La.
I was the only one “not” using a shotgun as I had my Win. Model 88 .308 Win. and my little Browning Nomad 22 semi-auto pistol. We were only about a 1/4 mile north of my grandparents fence line with the dog treed. The squirrel was somewhere in a thick maze of vines in a tall slender tree. As my uncles circled the tree, so everyone could see a portion of the tree….I was getting the Browning clear of the holster!
The squirrel apparently was feeling exposed only about 25 feet up the tree, made a sprint up through the vines, headed for a better hiding place. I made a snap-shot before any of my uncles got off a shot with their “scatter guns”!
I’m not certain at who was more surprised, me, my uncles, or that “Cat Squirrel”……that took a 22 LR through the lungs and tumbled through the vines to the ground! memtb