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Old 02 Feb 2004, 01:19 am
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I had to take a quick trip down the road today.. after about 5 minutes, i smell something smoldering - like someone burning leaves. I didn't think much of it, until I see some smoke drift up from my cowl.. to make a long story short, I got a squirrel that decided my engine is a nice warm place to eat, etc! The smoke was a few leaves under the turbo heat shield.. I cleaned out odd leaves and nut shells from all around the engine comartment - under the battery, in the spark plug wells, etc ! I even found nut shells in side my air box, under the filter!!
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Old 02 Feb 2004, 01:34 am
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lucky the squirrel wasn't in the engine compartment still [:0]
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Old 02 Feb 2004, 03:07 am
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Since a squirrel has decided to call it home, you might consider finding a thread for squirrel repellant or a spray they don't like to eat. I had one eat through the wiring harness...twice![)]
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Old 02 Feb 2004, 10:22 am
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Those things suck! When I worked for the cable company, we had them chewing through aluminum-shielded cable in no-time flat!

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Old 02 Feb 2004, 11:04 am
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Recipe for Squirrel Repellent
1) 1 Bottle (small) hot pepper sauce
2) 1 Gallon water
3) Water retentative (available from plant nursery), or 1 teaspoon of mild liquid detergent such as dishwashing detergent.
Directions: Spray this repellent on plants or anything you would like protected from chewing, until a permanent exclusion of welded wire or hardware cloth can be applied. Many commercial products designed to repel rodents are not effective. In fact, one study has shown
that the animals actually eat more of the plants after the repellent is applied. Please remember: mothballs are toxic when ingested. Children's curiosity and birdsÂ’ lack of smell can increase their chances of ingesting mothballs. Children and birds should not have access to the mothball filled socks

or you could try something like this

http://www.critter-repellent.com/squirrel_repellent.htm

or one of these

http://doityourself.com/pest/squirrels.htm

http://www.bird-x.com/products/squirrel.htm
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Old 02 Feb 2004, 11:21 am
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Those furry little tree rats did $400 worth of damage to my 4X4 truck. Chewed up the engine wiring harness and filled the AC duct work with about two pounds of nuts. I live out in the country on ten acres, declared war and the final score was me 22, Squirrels 0. There are still a bunch, but they don't come close to the house.

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Old 02 Feb 2004, 11:54 am
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quote:Originally posted by Mike Radowski

Those furry little tree rats did $400 worth of damage to my 4X4 truck. Chewed up the engine wiring harness and filled the AC duct work with about two pounds of nuts. I live out in the country on ten acres, declared war and the final score was me 22, Squirrels 0. There are still a bunch, but they don't come close to the house.

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Old 02 Feb 2004, 03:09 pm
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Maybe you should build a little home for it under the back bumper.. Lots of room and find a nice young female squirrel for it to start a nice family. Then every morning you could say hello and wish them a good day..

Or you could stay up at night with a sniper rifle and take that little sucker out. Eather way [}]
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bigdogdad i got to 8000 then i stoped playing
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Old 02 Feb 2004, 09:41 pm
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Yep, those little POS chewed up my brand new blue hoses[xx(]
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