Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Squirrel Explosion

by ©Peggy Gabrielson

Population Boom! 

Even global warming is causing a strain on wildlife!
(C)2012 Peggy Gabrielson 
With overabundance of acorns and other types of nuts squirrels are over populating. With more squirrels per acre than usual they are looking for food other than their normal eats.

It was reported today that South Carolina is field testing a way of controlling their problem with the squirrels through contraception... picturing a U.S. Forest Ranger handing out birth control pillsOther than shooting the squirrels they are capturing squirrels and injecting them with a contraceptive. 

Living in the Northeast Georgia Mountains we actually have not seen as many on our property as we usually do in years past. Normally we are amused watching the squirrels swing back and forth between the branches as they eat the nuts from the trees. Now we are entertained by the thought of South Carolina research field testing efforts!

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