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Author Topic: Tree Rat #63  (Read 2240 times))

Rodents Rapture

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Tree Rat #63
« on: July 26, 2010, 03:57:02 PM »
I caught this guy hiding in a deep V-cut betweem tree limbs. No dought it was on its' way to my pear tree. I counted 37 pears when the tree started to fruit. Now there are only 2. My Cocker Spaniels allert me to their presence but when I get outside they're nowhere to be seen. It seeks that the barking also serves as a warning to the rats. Once you figure out how they hide it doesn't take long to find them. I spotted the little rat but couldn't get a good line of sight for a shot through the tree branches. I found a small 4" gap in the branches that put me about 40 feet away. I could see it looking at me so I put the dot right on his face and pulled the trigger. I was the last thing it saw. If the head shot didn't finish him my Cocker sure did when she caught it falling out of the tree and gave him a big chunch.

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Re: Tree Rat #63
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 06:18:33 PM »
Good shooting with a pistol on the squirrel.  If this one is #63 howmany have been taken with that pistol?
My squirrel count is 300+ in the last 18 months but with rifles only.  The pests still keep coming though and I make sure that they get thier vitamin lead when they visit.

Good shooting.

Mike

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Re: Tree Rat #63
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 06:19:50 PM »
63... jebus!
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Re: Tree Rat #63
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 07:43:46 PM »
nice shooting!
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Re: Tree Rat #63
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 09:41:00 PM »
Nice shooting with the pistola!
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Re: Tree Rat #63
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 11:56:55 PM »
 Thanks guys. I owe it all to the red-dot, all I did was pull the trigger. All of the dead were taken in my backyard with me shooting towards a soccer field and YMCA swimming pool. When the field or pool is in use I have to get a safer angle and closer shot. 41 were taken by Rodents' Rapture (that's what I call my shooter) using 17.1g Beeman Silver Arrow or Predator pells. This one fell to a Crosman HP that was still in the slot from sighting in. I took a few with the QB from 20yrds (max range in my yard) but had to give them a finishing shot, same with the 2260. Now they hide as soon as I open the door to go out so I have to find them in the tree then find a safe shot. Good thing i'm smarter than them, I think. All of them were eliminated from my pear tree over 3 growing seasons. Even though they come back I don't shoot if one make it into a neighbors yard. Usually with a pear in its' mouth. They get in the neighbors tree and just sit there eating.

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