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Ground Squirrel Hunters

When someone mentions hunting, usually ground squirrels aren't the first thing that comes to mind. Surprisingly, there are people that regularly hunt ground squirrels and then line up all of their dead little bodies for photos. I'll let you search online for that yourself, because I am currently erasing those pictures from my memory.

Do you know who really loves to hunt for ground squirrels? Dogs. Cats probably do too, they just don't like to show their excitement; they like to play it cool.

Here's a photo of Jake with his prize catch. He was so thrilled that he brought the ground squirrel into the barn to show off. I didn't want to see if the critter would be Jake's afternoon snack, so we picked it up and set it on the truck bumper and went to get a shovel.

Ground squirrels are full of surprises! That little guy was playing possum! He jumped off the bumper and ran away!

Jake's favorite hunting buddy was Orwood, our ranch cat. Orwood loved to go hunting and bring back ground squirrels, gophers and mice. He must have thought he was pretty thoughtful to be sharing his catch. I did not approve when he would bring in wild rabbits and lay them in front of the bunny hutch. Orwood had a strange way of communicating and I chose to ignore what he was saying.

With the Burrow Blocker, we don't need to rely on ground squirrel hunters anymore. Now they have time for relaxing walks and sharing a delicious Starbucks beverage.


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