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Tree Rat Suprise
« on: July 23, 2010, 05:45:36 PM »
Well got home from the plant today and took a look around the house as I always do, I walked around to the back and much to my suprise there were not one, but 3 squirrels!
So I decided to rid the yard of those tomato stealing rats, grabbed my Walther Talon(which has no scope on it ATM) and decided to see how good my aim really was ;D.
sneaked around to the back again and got into prone position next to the porch, they were to busy digging holes in my yard to notice. I took aim at the nearest one and once it stood still I aimed there I assumed its chest was(the sights covered almost the whole side of it), relaxed my breathing and let loose the predator. all I heard was the rifle firing and then a split second later, THWAAACK! Poor guy dropped like a rock, kicked once, then took a good nap.

I'm going to attempt to post some pics, so bear with me if it doesn't work


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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 05:58:46 PM »
great shooting
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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 06:48:43 PM »
Nice shooting ! That predator sure put a hole in 'em!
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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 07:00:02 PM »
I know it! Honestly though at almost 20 yards that shot was pure luck. :-\ I really need to get my scope stop fixed >:(
Oh well, still one less thief in the yard.

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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 07:45:06 PM »
That's a fantastic open sight shot.  Congrats.

Nice pics

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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 07:45:10 PM »
Good shooting and pic's. Ed
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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 07:53:32 PM »
 I waas surprised the pics turned out so good, not bad for a phone  8)

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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 08:04:47 PM »
Great shooting and great pics.  That predator certainly did it's job !!!    ;D

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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 08:12:08 PM »
What amazes me is that the predator never came out the other side.. Guess it couldn't make it through both shoulders even with a magnum Springer.  :-\

And thanks everyone for all the compliments!!  ;D 8) :D

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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 12:06:26 PM »
Very nice shooting to the pump house :)   The predator is still a hollow point, so it won't have the same penetration as a domed pellet.  They got a couple of my wife's tomatos too.  I know it's them because the Groundhogs are all dead, unless it's chipmunks or birds.
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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2010, 06:48:45 PM »
Hopefully my tomatoes will be safe this year what the tree rats didn't get the blight did . With close to 40 less this year they should be safe but if they come near them they are going to get lead poisoning, he he
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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2010, 07:54:38 PM »
Yeah my wife said she was only able to salvage very few tomatoes this year.  She said it wasn't the critters but something else.  I think she said blight.  I know she doesn't like spraying them because she is afraid of the chemicals.  Where does blight come from?  Is it a parasite?  Last year we got a lot of cherry and regular tomatoes and they tasted great.  This year she brought in 5 tomatos and when she sampled one, said it didn't as good.  Should we throw them out?   
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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2010, 08:06:52 PM »
The blight is a fungal pathogen, the winter is suppose to kill it but all plants and tomatoes should be burned. I had heard of something to put on the ground after but Lowes and Home Depot didn't have it. Yea  your not suppose to eat any that have the blight
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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2010, 10:16:18 PM »
All my poor tomatoes either got eaten by tree rats, bugs, neighbors(imma get em back one day) or rotted, so I'm taking my anger out on the squirrels.  >:(

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Re: Tree Rat Suprise
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2010, 12:43:57 AM »
nice shooting
that predator sure did the job
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