Rodent and Small Mammal Catch and Release Program

We dropped him in a spot someone had used as a party hang–or toilet–he didn’t mind & waved us off.

My friend has  all manner of critters plaguing her home this summer. No killer, she captures them in a Havahart trap and sets them free.  I went on a chipmunk drop with her 6 miles away, over 2 rivers. This struck me as excessive, but you reportedly have to take critters over water to free them or they find their way back. (Does a chipmunk even live long enough to travel 6 miles by foot? Can it ford 1 river, much less 2?)

Or, as was the case with my own Havaharted porcupine, if the animal gets partially stuck in the trap and drags it around for many yards until it frees itself in a panic, it probably won’t come back, ever, water or no water.

About uppervalleygirl

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Posted on July 17, 2012, in animals, humor, rural, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You know I’ve had a couple of really bad days, weeks and months and you just took all the stress away with your short stories.Thank you for the “happiness”
    CIndy

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