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  • rascal
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    Heading back home down a dimly light leafy lane on bike earlier and at the last second I saw a squirrel dart out of the banking – no time to react and felt the back wheel catch it. Yanked the brakes on and turned around to see to spinning around in some distress. Dumped bike down and walked over thinking ‘shit what have I done?!’. It was thrashing about and made it to the opposite bank with blood all over one of its front paws and gurgling on blood. My first instinct was to put it out of its misery – I had my foot over its head as by now after a few mins it was shallow breathing and seemingly seconds from dying. It carried on for another 5 mins and again I had my foot poised. I just couldn’t do it but felt like I had to stay with it – I locked for a big rock as that seemed less brutal than ‘feeling’ it via my foot. Apologised and left it. Felt like shit. What would you have done? Death was inevitable – next time I think it will it a swift rock to make it quick

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Grey? Kill on sight.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    If you kill it, you should eat it.

    rascal
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    Grey – aren’t all squirrels kinda cute though?

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Ah, don’t worry about it chap. Mercy killing is still killing, and if that comes naturally to anyone, then more the pity for them.

    scotroutes – Member
    Grey? Kill on sight.

    You won’t go far wrong with this advice.

    Bludgeon it to death, take it home and hang it up in your porch, or on your garden fence. Killing a grey is something to be proud of. Take a photo of it and send it to the RSST; they’ll probably send you a medal in the post.

    Premier Icon ticsmon
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    Run over it again

    Premier Icon Pawsy_Bear
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    It would be kinder to kill it. We’d do the same for you

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Mount it’s head on your stem and wear it’s tail hanging off the back of your helmet sort of like Davey Crockett.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Grey? Kill on sight.

    Is not going to make red squirrels come back.

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Well it would seem that I’m condemned to hell by some people along with many others that can mercy kill with no hesitation/regret. 😆

    shermer75
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    It’s breathing a sigh of relief in its little squirrel heaven as we speak. Well done for manning up and doing the right thing!

    wicki
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    Your a good person dont sweat it to much.

    hora
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    Evening. On a ride once another rider clipped a bunny. We all sadly agreed and one rider wrung its neck.

    If you took any joy in killing an injured animal I’d worry. Doing nothing isn’t quite right either.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Ive read OP a couple of times but cant quite figure the conclusion: did you finish it off quickly with your foot? If so, you did the right thing as I’d hate to leave an animal/bird suffering a lingering death…still remember having to finish off a wood pigeon with my foot 🙁

    dirtyrider
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    you watched it die for more than 8 minutes?

    sadistic ****

    Marin
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    Kill it. But if you can’t don’t worry about it.

    Xylene
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    I thought I felt something earlier

    mjsmke
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    It was unavoidable so nothing you could do. Feeling bad shows your a decent human being.

    A lad I went to school with once tossed off a rabbit and then killed it; for fun.

    Coincidentally, he now rides mountain bikes…..

    zero cool
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    It would have been kinder to stop it’s suffering. But there’s nothing wrong with being unable to kill something.

    Tom KP

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    A lad I went to school with

    Yeah, yeah 🙂

    Premier Icon senor j
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    tossed off a rabbit

    !!!!!!!
    I always knew you Barrow lot were deviants ,but bunny abuse!!

    imnotamused
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    I once ended the life of a very battered mouse who’d been mauled by my cat by taking it out onto the drive during a thundery, wet night. When the brick came down on it it popped and splattered its entrails over my work shoes.

    Not pleasant at all.

    If anyone had seen me I’m pretty sure they’d have called the police. It was like something out of a horror film.

    r8jimbob88
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    My cat recently brought me a half dead magpie.

    Leaving it wasn’t really an option and it clearly wasn’t going to get better.

    Picked up a brick and made a mess of my patio. Had magpie brain on my toe 🙁

    Premier Icon aracer
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    If I’m reading that correctly you had a grey squirrel held captive and then released it. You’re a criminal.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    “nickc – Member
    Grey? Kill on sight.
    Is not going to make red squirrels come back. “

    Its worked on Anglesey. Now Grey Free.

    Premier Icon joat
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    Squirrels, not the brightest things are they! Chopped a tree down last week, the day after, one still attempted to leap on to it from its neighbouring tree despite it not having been there for 24 hours. I guess this is how flying sqirrels evolved, this one did scamper off however as it had the good fortune to land on soft ground.

    Premier Icon Speshpaul
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    Dude people have drive cars in to the sea because their satnav told them to.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Ooh – we have a self-confessed crim on STW.

    scotroutes – Member
    Ooh – we have a self-confessed crim on STW.

    Lets hope he doesn’t get sent down; don’t think he’ll last long inside…..

    “what’re you in for?”

    “crying at a squirrel.. ”

    Premier Icon teamslug
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    I did 3 laps of sherwood pines this afternoon. Last one was as it was getting dark. There must have 25 grey squirrels on one section of trail all trying to force me off my bike…it deserved to die!.

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