Real-life story about a home made humane squirrel extractor.


flying squirrel trap

Late night and weekend infomercials rule television programming.   Commercials are watched by insomniacs for pure entertainment value–if for no other reason.  How much of this stuff really works?

In the clutter of infomercials, there’s never been anything quite like the  “Squirrel Extractor.”  Enticing bluebirds to backyards is a difficult task.  After watching flying squirrels invade backyard bluebird houses, something had to be done.

From necessity, came invention.  All it took was some ingenuity and the right things lying around.   The solution used a short piece of, four-inch, thin wall, PVC pipe and an old birdcage.  Of course, caution was the watchword.  Squirrels have sharp teeth, and if cornered or scared, could bite.

One end of the PVC held against the bird house opening, with no gaps, and the other end in the open birdcage–as in the picture. Tapping the bird house with the pipe end evicted the squirrel…

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Author: warturoadam77p

65 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

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