Back when I lived in WV, I went to my old school buds house in College Park / Berwyn Heights MD for a week to help him finish his basement. We were also doing a big crab feed / party Saturday. This neighborhood is small lots, 1940's-1960's homes but huge white oak trees. Chris had a squirrels getting into his attic, backyard shed, under the hood of his truck-stuffing acorns everywhere.
So what do a bunch a late 20-somethings that have been drinking for almost 2 days straight do? We make a potato cannon. However I came up the ingenious idea of using acorns as shot, and a light wading of toilet paper to keep it in the tube. Chris torched this thing off and I'll be damned- he killed a squirrel. 😆
He also hit the neighbors house over the fence (like the roof) which prompted a visit from the finest law enforcement dept of College Park. The cop comes into the backyard- (crabfeed ongoing and like 25 people there, a couple of kegs, booze bottles lined up on the deck) He comes over- sees the dead squirrel next to the potato cannon and just shook his head. Chris told him what he did and the cop said- "I...I... don't know what to say. Just don't do it again". He then took our potato cannon and left.