Hi, I have been asked if I would be willing to kill a Squirrel for a customer of mine. No problems there but the logistics require the use of a cage trap and not a gun owing to the central city location. I say cage trap as they (rather forward thinking types) would also like to eat the little chap too ! one can only admire such thrift in these hard times
Whilst I appreciate that Grey Squirrels are vermin and should thus be treated as such I do not wish to cause the nut muncher undue suffering, nor do I wish to break the law by causing suffering to the little fellow. I also need to do this discretely because I cannot have their rather smart 'city type' neighbors becoming upset by such ' barbaric brutality' !
My questions are as follows :
Do Squirrels squeal allot once caught in the cage even if there is food and water ?
I intend to check the cage every 5 to 8 hrs, is this too long ?
Upon catching the Squirrel I intend to put the cage and Squirrel in a cloth bag (allowing plenty of air circulation) and then drive it to a private field 15 mins drive away and finally dispatch it with a 177 air rifle pellet in the back of its nut !
Any information on the law surrounding this would be happily received and any improvements on my chosen methods would also be gladly implemented.
Best wishes and clean shots, Olaf.