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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:21 pm 
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For quite some months we've had starlings nesting in the loft. They got in between the tiles and the gutter. I had no problem with them because they didn't make much noise.
The passed few days there's been a much louder digging scraping noise in the morning and this evening I spotted the culprit. A squirrel was poking its head out and crawling along the gutter. It looked like it wanted to get down but couldn't.

Any suggestions on how to trap it from the inside of the loft? I wouldn't want to kill it just capture it and release outside.

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Grey or red ?

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Trap

Grey squirrels are considered to be vermin, get it now they can and do cause a lot of damage

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someone-else wrote:
[url=https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Squirrel-Trap-Heavy-Duty-Metal-Humane-Live-Vermin-Pest-Animal-Large-Cage-Catcher/401486875401?hash=item5d7a7b8b09:g:6joAAOSwrsladGZE]Trap[/url]

Grey squirrels are considered to be vermin, get it now they can and do cause a lot of damage
Yes I think a trap is required. I've spotted some on Amazon which can be delivered tomorrow.

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Cheaper too :thumbleft:

Bear in mind they do look cute, but they are viscous, and bite!

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Thanks for your suggestions.
I've gone for this one

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075DZ9RCF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_ArspBb40D4K21

£11.99 delivered tomorrow

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If you don't kill it, it will come back.


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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/ ... rrels.html

So once you've caught it stamp on it's head. Hard

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Also please note if you trap it, releasing it is illegal, you must kill it or take it to a vet or similar to be killed.


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Oh,
So either I wait till it's outside and then block the hole it's coming through or trap it and take to a vet. I don't fancy killing it myself.
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Also please note if you trap it, releasing it is illegal, you must kill it or take it to a vet or similar to be killed.


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Yes those are your two options if you are unwilling to kill it yourself.


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catch it using your trap and release her very far from your home so that she can't find her way back to you. simple as that. :)


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ronan01 wrote:
catch it using your trap and release her very far from your home so that she can't find her way back to you. simple as that. :)


That is still illegal.


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Bit late here.
You can get approved spring traps that kill them, which would be the easiest way for most people.
Not cheap as a "one off" though I suspect.
http://www.squirreltrap.co.uk/index.html
It mentions the legalities of trapping and killing there as well.
Whatever you do, take care. I saw a chap's finger once, who has been bitten by one. Not nice.


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