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Ottawa Neighborhood Embroiled in Squirrel Deportation Scandal

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Sick and tired of ransacked bird feeders and gardens, homeowners in an upscale Ottawa neighborhood have apparently taken to illegally trapping and transporting squirrels across province lines to Quebec.

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Cal Mendelsohn (1033)
Friday June 21, 2013, 3:41 am
Seems like this might be a good case of idle minds being the devil's workshop.

Christeen Anderson (655)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:49 am
As long as they are not killing these critters than I don't mind but people must realize that squirrels need to eat also. I feed them everyday along with the birds. Thank you.

Carol H. (229)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:09 am
deportation???? how simply stupid!!

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:22 am
Dogs will chase them away.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:04 am
Agreed Cal and Christeen, and everyone.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:49 am
I'm just grateful they're not killing them! People are too quick to destroy any animal they see as undesirables...thanks Cal

Mike M. (49)
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:35 am
If you take any animal out of its habitat is is more like to fall prey to other animals or obstacles. So while not killing them out right they stlll are sending many to there doom.

Erika M. (202)
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:38 am
I too am glad they are not killing them. I find it kind of funny. He should just get a dog. I have one dog that will literally sit under the tree for HOURS waiting for the squirrel to come down. The squirrel also likes to tease her. Its great fun to watch.

veronique L. (209)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:10 pm
Oh dear.... :/

Christina Carlson (17)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:26 pm
As if the world needed more proof of the stupidity of humans... I kind of feel bad for the neighborhood whistleblower guy. People take their hatred of squirrels very seriously and I suspect he has earned the wrath of some seriously motivated people. I mean REALLY motivated. It's no simple task to live-trap and transport wildlife.

Malgorzata Zmuda (185)
Friday June 21, 2013, 12:42 pm
Lepsze przesiedlenie od zabijania.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:16 pm
Agree with natasha,thank you for sharing 21/6

janet f. (29)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:16 pm
The squirrels are very witty and funny if their twitter account is any indication. I think they would make great neighbors and would be lots of fun at parties.

Debra Tate (17)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:03 pm
cute! noted!

Dianne D. (477)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:45 pm
You can see the soul of a person by the way they treat an animal. Don't make your yard appealing for squirrels. It's very simple, but for these people to dump the squirrels on another neighborhood tells you a lot about these people. They are not someone I would call a friend or want to do business with.

Birgit W. (155)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:24 pm

Gloria H. (88)
Friday June 21, 2013, 8:09 pm
why not be the first in your neighborhood to have a Williams-Sonoma state of the art squirrel proof birdfeeder??? It could start a trend! Maybe theres a cheap version in Neiman-Marcus? "Quick Biff, let's order a couple of them right now! " Perhaps Sharper Image has one to match the color of our house?

Danuta Watola (1257)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:10 am

Susan B. (71)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 8:03 am
Thank you

Constance F. (429)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 10:37 am
ugghhh! Inhumane and ecologically destructive and unneccessary. Yet another example of the uneducated arrogant can't be inconvenienced trivial human being. Ho hum. I welcome all squirrels ~ they are free to plunder the earth they are entitled to live upon !

Ruth C. (264)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:27 pm
In my backyard I have a bird feeder and a bird bath that I fill everyday, some times two times a day, and I have Squirrels that come to feed and I don't mind one bite, they can eat and drink all they want, in fact I enjoy watching the little cuties.

It says: Homeowners in an upscale Ottawa neighborhood, upscale, these are the people that if they see you on the ground hurt they will turn their faces, so what can you expect from these kind of people, nothing good!
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