Squirrel #3

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    This guy made me late to work this morning. I’ve been seeing him around, but usually just when he was leaving. This time, he was just settling in. I went to the water cooler to fill up my water bottle before heading out to work, and I looked over my shoulder and saw this nice fat male chowing down on cracked corn.

    I got the camera mounted up, unlocked and loaded the Summit, eased the sliding door open and sent the lead. He executed a nice flip, followed by a corkscrew for us before sprinting up the tree. Then, he couldn’t decide whether to go back down or continue on the branch. He decided in the end to go back down, but passed out and fell down behind the tree instead. We can see him take his last few breaths 

    The shot was a smidge low, so I only got one lung, hence the longer time to lay down. The 14.3 gr. CPHPs don’t seem to be expanding, even at 870 fps. I’m going to try RWS Super H-Point, like my buddy Disco Dave. They look like they’ll mushroom nicely. The Summit doesn’t like heavier pellets, so the Baracuda Hunters I usually like in a magnum class rifle are a no-go. (Crow Mags in .22 weigh the same as Baracuda Hunters, which is odd…)

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    Nice!! I would have sent another through that fat head while it was in the tree. 

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    “Topcat”Nice!! I would have sent another through that fat head while it was in the tree. 

    
I was in the process of reloading, but he passed out and fell down where I couldn’t see him.

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    Yeah, that CPHP is hard lead and it wouldn’t expand at a thousand fps.  Not in a squirrel, maybe if it hit a large bone in a rabbit or racoon.

    They are just pound for pound the toughest creatures this side of a cat that walk the planet.  He will eat.

    Is that an Elm or a Maple?  Looks like an Elm and a beauty at that.

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    “oldspook”Yeah, that CPHP is hard lead and it wouldn’t expand at a thousand fps.  Not in a squirrel, maybe if it hit a large bone in a rabbit or racoon.

    They are just pound for pound the toughest creatures this side of a cat that walk the planet.  He will eat.

    Is that an Elm or a Maple?  Looks like an Elm and a beauty at that.

    
Mulberry. It is just covered with nutters, chippers and birds when it is bearing fruit. There was a huge flock of Cedar Waxwings that came every day until it was totally cleaned out. For a month or two every year, it is is not safe to hang laundry outside!

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