I live in a small (Maybe 200 residents) town in west central Indiana. It’s very dry here. Maybe that is the problem with the squirrels. I don’t know.
There is a squirrel out in the front yard. It is acting, well, squirrel-y. Stumbling around, walking sideways, and not really coherent. You can walk right up to it. This is the second squirrel in a week that has been acting this way. Is it lack of water? Could it be rabies? I can’t get a straight answer from anyone. I recall the drought of 1988, and I don’t recall squirrels, or any other wild animal, acting this way.
The neighbor is trying to BB gun it to death. I told him he needs a .22 for that. He said that the BB gun will work. No. Not properly, it won’t. But, that’s another thread. I have a .22, but I only have birdshot (Which isn’t going to do anything, other than make it suffer more than it already is, and I don’t want to shoot it in town.), and hollow points (Which is also not something that I want to be shooting in town!).
I called our county sheriff’s office, and the dispatcher told me that we don’t have a Conservation Officer available right now. He gave me the number for the Indiana Conservation Officers, and I called it. Their dispatcher told me that the CO for my county isn’t ‘on’ right now, and everyone else is busy. She said that she would call one of the nearby cities, to see if someone could give me a call back. So, I’m waiting for that little miracle to happen.
Has anyone run into this sort of thing?