Here Are Some Ground Squirrel Kill Shots Caught On Video
What boy at one time or another, hasn’t taken-out a squirrel with a well placed shot from either a .22 cal rifle , or a .177 cal pellet gun ? My Dad used to tell me that when he was a kid growing-up during the Great depression, that if he didn’t kill a squirrel…he went hungry that day. Me personally…I never acquired a taste for the little varmints. But, truth be told I never went hungry as a kid, so squirrel was not on the menu.
But, the guy in this video isn’t hunting these little buggers for food, he’s taking them out because his property is infested with them. He says that no animals were wounded in this video (they were either missed or killed.) A less-than-perfect day of shooting yielded compelling evidence re: the effectiveness of the .25 caliber on small vermin.
Here is some info on Ground Squirrels courtesy of Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
The thirteen-lined ground squirrel is a slender rat-sized rodent weighing about 8 ounces (227 g) with a length of about 10 inches (25 cm) including a tail of 3 inches (8 cm). As its name implies, 13 stripes run the length of this ground squirrel’s body. Five of the light-colored lines break up into a series of spots as they progress down the back and over the rump. Five light and four dark stripes extend along the top of the head and end between the animal’s eyes. The cheeks, sides of the body, and legs are yellowish, tan, or tan with an orange cast. The chest and belly are thinly covered with light tan fur. Each front foot has four toes with long slender digging claws. There are five toes on each hind foot. Some of the common or colloquial names for this species include “thirteen-liners,” “stripers,” “striped ground squirrels,” “striped gophers,” and “gophers.”