Monday, March 19, 2012

Squirrel Hunting

While at the lake Brad and I did a little bit of squirrel hunting.
I know you're laughing.
I was too.
See, the squirrels have run rampant at my in-laws house.
They have literally taken over to the point of digging up flowerbeds, pots but it wasn't until they got into the garage and ate through the door and started tearing the place apart, that my FIL went and bought a pellet gun.
He's on a mission to run them out of town.
This was our first time to see this gun.
Brad was totally into it!
He was anxious to take aim on a few of the furry varmits.
Buddy is obsessed with them in the yard too, but has yet to catch one, or even keep them away.
He's a wuss.
So, after our boat debacle earlier in the day, Brad loaded up and took aim.
Then, I decided to give it a whirl.
Nothing as well.
Pretty fun though!
Sunday morning Brad couldn't wait to get up and take aim again!
This time he got one!
Squirrel down!!!!
My MIL couldn't wait to get out there, church clothes and all!
She brought a pair of tongs!
We thought he might be faking it but he wasn't..
He was dead as a door nail.
Disgusting or what!!??
We were all dying laughing.
As heartless as it may seem.
Like Brad has said, if only they had not invaded the garage these squirrels would be a-okay.
But, they crossed the line.
The rest is history!!


Carrie Darney said...

I'm dying laughing at your MIL with the tongs...that is hilarious!!

I Do Declare said...

I am cracking up, too! You're so preppy in your skirt w/ your gun!!!

Annie said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I should not be eating lunch while reading this post!

bridechic said...

I have a lwn full of gophers and have tried everything but a rifle! Great post, Dee . . .

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Leigh Powell Hines said...

Oh my goodness. Your MIL with tongs is so funny. You, too. Squirrels are kind of cute, but I know they are a nuisance. We feel that way about the deer in our yard. They eat everthing. We can't keep azaleas. Makes me so mad.

Unknown said...

Good laugh!

The Soladay Family said...

My boys would be all over this! I loved you in your preppy clothes while gun in hand too! said...

OMG! I can't believe your MIL picked up the dead squirrel with tongs! I hope she throws those away! Only you would take pictures of a dead squirrel! Like I told you the other day, your new name is Ellie Mae Clampet!

starnes family said...

OK, you remember my squirrel fiasco in Kansas, right? It died in the walls? Sick!

Second, I love that you have a critter skirt on and holding a gun. So very Dee. LOVE!

The Jones Family said...

OMG, awesome! I want to try it out as I just recently shot one for the first time and it was pretty exciting!

Nikki said...

Awww sad ;) I can't believe she picked it up with tongs! I hope you guys don't bbq with those later.

Sara said...

Oh my! Brad and my dad would get along splendidly. He has a pellet gun that he uses and shoots them from out of his bathroom window. He hates them because they eat his pecans out of the tree and then the pecans stain the pool. He has OCD issues :)

The neighbors next door called Animal Control about a year ago because they found 3 dead squirrels in their yard and thought there was some sort of disease going around.... uh, NOPE. Just a pellet gun! hahaha

Ashley said...

bahahaah. THEY HAVE RUINED our yard too!! Andrew has been catching them left and right...there is a pile of dead ones- yuck.