Saturday, June 02, 2007

Squirrel killings

A squirrel controversy is brewing here. Due to infestation and aggressive squirrel reports in Balboa Park, the city used a pest control method where chemicals are put in the squirrel burrows to kill off the squirrels. Instead of dying in their homes, several of the squirrels came to the surface to die and caught the attention of passersby as well as animal activists. Read more here. On a happier note, Happy Birthday to my friend June, uncle Tom, and cousin Nathan!

7 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your photograph. I am also deeply amazed that they would posion animals for trying to live. The same should be done to them in my view. People like that have either lost their brains or had none to being with. Why kill innocent living creatures just because they are trying to live. And when the cities steal their land, and take away their trees and leave them with nothing then what else have they to do to keep from starving to death. Shame on your city fathers for using poison.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Sun Jun 03, 04:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Great photo! I like the D.O.F.

I never knew they periodically poisoned the squirrels...that seems totally strange to me. They must not think there are enough natural predators around to keep the population in check. Populations are always in flux, no matter what. Let's see, in a couple of years there will be too few of them and a big swelling of support will go out to increase their numbers!

And June 2 is a popular bday for people. It's my daughter's as well! :)

Sun Jun 03, 09:04:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous kris said...

i echo alex. Great depth and focus!

totally agree with Abe. Besides, squirrels are not pest! they're adorable..

Sun Jun 03, 01:36:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous meltic said...

So,I thought that the squirrels broke and eat the nuts, but the truth is that the nuts will finish the squirrels. So this is the war.

Sun Jun 03, 02:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Yes, it is a shame.
How could I forget!! Happy 3rd birthday to Paris, hope you had a fun time!

Sun Jun 03, 05:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kala said...

wow that is crazy - like gas bombing someones home - I did see a lot of squirrels when I was in Boston - we don't have any here.

Fri Jun 08, 08:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger lizabaker said...

I am quite familiar with that pest control method too. :)

Fri Jul 13, 12:03:00 PM PDT  

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