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Offline Athame57

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Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« on: October 26, 2020, 07:37:34 PM »

Can you see him yet?
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 08:17:17 PM »
Nice mascot! Reminds me a bit of the tigers tails used to get from Esso petrol stations.
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 08:28:19 PM »
Zoom in on the squirrels eyes, looks like something out of The Exorcist.
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 08:36:21 PM »
We had a increasing sized family living in our garage which had to be removed.

They made quite a home in there,  very effective and clean it seems. A proper squirrel-opolis with lounge areas and everything.

BUT they wreak absolute havoc on most other things,  peculiarly anything with oil or fuel in it! They appear to love gear oil and brake fluid containers and any plastics of red orange colour.

Went to start my vintage Japanese hedge cutter, opened the fuel tank to have a look inside,  could see something moving,  realized it was my boots.  They'd eaten all of the underside of the fuel tank,  gone in it's entirety, just top half left.

That one looks like he's sizing up you front brake system,  keep an eye on him  ;D

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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 09:39:12 PM »
Didn’t realise they were that destructive!
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 10:03:03 PM »
That one looks like he's sizing up you front brake system,  keep an eye on him  ;D
I doubt it, probably guarding it for me! I'm the local squirrel hero you know, I feed them, they are allowed in my house and I've hand reared three infants!
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 10:15:00 PM »
Interesting, they are cheeky things.

I thought that they have to keep gnawing to maintain front teeth health and deal with too much growth,  unsure if that's accurate. They also stripped the vinyl covering from electrical ring main wiring too.  Those semi hard plastics seem irresistible to them.

We get a whole raft of small birds now living in the hedgerows since the squirrels moved out. They apparently take nesting birds eggs and so depleat mixed bird populations.

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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 10:26:51 PM »
They apparently take nesting birds eggs and so depleat mixed bird populations.
Anti-squirrel lobby propaganda... that is a rare thing. I couldn't even get mine to eat quails eggs! They love a bit of cheese though.............
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 10:42:13 PM »
Rats with tails. Don't ever get them living in your loft as we did. They only came in at night to sleep but the damage they caused cost a lot of money to rectify. They gnawed through three 4x2 roof joists reducing them to matchsticks! After a couple of weeks we called a pest company who set traps. We didn't catch any but if they did regulations require they are to be killed as not allowed to be set free once caught, very strange!
Squirrels are very sociable animals, they actually huddle together at night to keep warm but come dawn and they will fight each other to death as they are very territorial.
Why people think they are cute and cuddly is beyond me, they steal nesting birds eggs and are classed as vermin. Grey squirrels have decimated our own red squirrel population. Another great idea to introduce a species that kills our own just like crayfish and Japanese knotweed introduced by Kew Gardens as an easy to care for flowering plant aimed at people who didn't like gardening!
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 10:55:34 PM »
Rats with tails.
I never did see a rat without a tail! The Red Squirrel thing is blown far and away out of proportion, WE are the reason reds are declining. Sorry about your roof mate, why didn't you send them a bill? You do get naughty ones!
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 11:24:09 PM »
One of the very few creatures I prefer to see through a telescopic sight. Total vermin and nasty little bastards.

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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2020, 11:29:27 PM »
One of the very few creatures I prefer to see through a telescopic sight. Total vermin and nasty little bastards.
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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2020, 11:40:25 PM »
Still rather vulnerable to be hit to the covers with a sturdy Slazenger V12. Satisfying and a lot quieter! 8)

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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2020, 09:25:13 AM »
Grey tree rats, in the same class as wood pigeons-vermin.
nice bike,nothing in the bank

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Re: Nutter seen in London on a Honda CB400F2
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2020, 09:29:08 AM »
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Grey tree rats, in the same class as wood pigeons-vermin.


  ;) and just as nice .too eat  :P
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