carnivorus squirrell ?

Tigerstripe

Active Member
do squirrells eat meat?
my wife was on the deck and saw 2 squirrells chassing each other around a tree. ok, seen that. she called me and said it looks like one was eating the other. i grabbed the binoculars and sure enough one was on a limb with his claws into the other, it hanging from the arm, and he was chewing off its head. i went back for the camera but he had dropped his meal, just because i thought something might be wrong with him, i put a birdshot in the assault shotgun, blasted him and called DNR.
sounded new to them. they said if nobody had been bitten to just take them to the dump. when i picked them up in a bag, the bigger one had blood all over his face and the smaller one had its brain chewed out.
anyone ever heard of carnivourus squirrells?
just realized this might be in the wrong topic.
 

fordnut

Active Member
Maybe the dead squirrel was.........wait for it......a little NUTS.....and the bad guy was hungry.....

Sorry...couldn't help myself...

Really though, I have hunted squirrels, raised squirrels, and been bugged the hell out of by squirrels in my yard, but, newer saw a meat eating Squirrel...

I think Brizialian was right......ZOMBIE SQUIRREL ATTACKS......

Steve
 

Enjay

New Member
Unlike rabbits or deer, squirrels cannot feed upon cellulose and must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fat. In temperate regions, early spring is the hardest time of year for squirrels, because buried nuts begin to sprout and are no longer available for the squirrel to eat, and new food sources have not become available yet. During these times squirrels rely heavily on the buds of trees. Squirrels' diet consists primarily of a wide variety of plant food, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi and green vegetation. However some squirrels also consume meat, especially when faced with hunger. Squirrels have been known to eat insects, eggs, small birds, young snakes and smaller rodents. Indeed, some tropical species have shifted almost entirely to a diet of insects.
Wonder what's in store if the squirrels are having that hard of a time of it already.
 

Tigerstripe

Active Member
but there are so many white oaks here the acorns crunch when you walk.
2 near the house that have to be over 100 years old.
like he said, this one was just "nuts"
 

PCShogun

Member
We sometimes forget that the cute, loveable squirrel is still a wild animal. Took a survival course and my partner and I found some old nuts left in a baggie. We figured we would lure a squirrel to the stump, trap it, grab it and kill it. We had a perfect plan, except the squirrel didn't want to play along. My partner grabs the squirrel and the squirrel grabs my partners finger with his teeth.

Squirrel got slung about 10 feet and ran away, and I got to listen to my buddy freak out over the possibility of rabies for the rest of the course till we got picked up.
 

SquirrelSlayer

New Member
From my video game experience you can only stop a zombie with head shots because the infected brain controls the body and since it is already dead you can not actually kill it, if the brain is left intact it will try coming at you until it is either decomposed too much or another zombie eats it's brain, in this case another zombie squirrel.

I do not know if it was any danger to humans because not all pathogens are transferable from animals to humans, but it is not worth it to take a chance considering all the people that died from bird flu and swine flu. You might possibly be a hero and prevented a outbreak of "mad tree rats disease". By throwing the corpse in the dump you prevented mass hysteria that would erupt if the media got hold of this story. Lets hope that seagulls can not contract this pathogen.

I am prepared I have my 10/22, hotlips speedloader, hicap mags, and bulk walmart ammo. a squirrelpocalypse is a brewin dont be left behind!

I also really need to lay off the video games.....................
 

jmt2566

New Member
I think that the comedian Tim Bedore has a reasonable explanation for what y'all are describing:

The Other Animals Are Agin' Us
By Tim Bedore 2003

Did you see that in the paper the other day about those carp in the Mississippi River jumping into boats and bonking fisherman in the head? It's true. They're called big head carp, they're from Asia and they're attacking and severely injuring many fisherman.

Biologists claim the roar of boat motors agitates and excites these carp and they jump towards the sound but I think these biologists are naively missing an obvious connection. Fish are attacking fisherman. For the fish it's get them before they get you, kill or be killed. Even if these fisherman are practicing catch and release, that's a very painful, embarrassing experience for any fish and apparently they have had it.

What about the increase in mountain lion attacks? Great White sharks moving closer to shore? Moose have been showing up in towns and stomping on people. A squirrel was in my living room last spring. Am I the only one that sees a pattern here? People, wise up! The other animals are against us. It doesn't take a genius to see there's an inter-species conspiracy to thwart the urban expansion of man.

How do the squirrels fit in? Surveillance. They spy on what we people are doing in the cities and report back to the bigger species out there on the front lines.

And taken together these other species represent walking, we hope not yet talking, scratching, biting weapons of mass destruction. And if these other species can convince the insect world, for example a well known anti-human group like the killer bees, to join up our way of life and our democracy could be history.

The skeptical may ask why would these other species want to hurt us? Obviously, they hate us. They are jealous of our way of life. We swim in chlorinated, safe environment pools, then towel off and have an adult beverage. They are stuck eating sludge in the Mississippi, a river polluted by guess who: their mortal enemy man. And to top it all off we eat them.

This invasion of Asian carp is no accident. This is stage one of their well planned attack. We ignore the obvious at our own peril.

We can no longer sit back and wait for them to attack us. It's time we adopt a new doctrine regarding these other animals. We have to wipe out any and all species who are a lined against us, wherever they are. We can not rest until every big head carp, great white shark, mountain lion, moose and squirrel and any other species that associates with them are defeated.

If the U.N. wants to get involved fine, if not we can do it alone. Of course the British will show up, they always do, but we will fight to protect our way of life. And if you don't agree, you're an unpatriotic idiot who hates America.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Jeff
 
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