Please help me identify what this is / what animal caused em!


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Old 10-08-10, 05:58 PM
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Please help me identify what this is / what animal caused em!



Anyone know what these are and what could possibly have put them under my pool table?

Also I'm in MN if that helps.

-ScAndal
 
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Old 10-09-10, 04:44 AM
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I assume that they are small fecal pellets. Could they possibly be seed pits? If you're not sure, squeeze them between your fingers, nah, just kidding! Squeeze them in a pliers to check the composition.

I'm in Pa and if they are fecal pellets, I would think chipmunk as opposed to rat and mouse. You guys have different types of squirrels then we have. Does not look like rat or mouse, but sometimes diet can change the consistency of fecal droppings. Save them and show them to an agricultural office. Keep us posted, I'm curious.
 
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Old 11-16-10, 03:49 PM
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OK Sorry took so long to get back to you guys.

They are small nuts from our outdoor trees. It appears I have a guest in the house. Right after I found two sets of these in my basement, I went around the exterior looking for ways in.

I found a 2" hole in the exterior wall that looks like it was intended for a sump pump discharge when they built the house. Nice work fellas!

I'm guessing I have some sort of small squirrel. I can hear something above my ceiling running back and forth and making a squirrel like noise (not mouse).

Now I need to figure out how to get rid of it.

My basement is finished and the only way to access the ceiling is in the furnace room and the intruder is on the complete other end of the house.

I've got a squirrel trap and put it in the furnace room with a spoonful of peanut butter in it and its sat there for 3 days and nothing.

Any ideas?
 
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Old 11-16-10, 04:15 PM
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Try setting your trap near where you found the nuts . . . under the pool table as the squirrel will eventually come back for the nuts being stored. When something new like a trap is set, it may take a few days for the squirrel to get used to it. If extremely wary of traps, covering it with a towel might be worth a try if you havenít caught him after a few days. Put a few small pieces of cracker w/ peanut butter in front of trap and a couple to entice him to go further in. I had the same issue many years ago, and it took several days before I caught the squirrel. Being a day feeder if itís a common gray, you should close off the basement if it has a door and use it as little as possible as heíll shy a way if itís being used.
 
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Old 11-16-10, 04:20 PM
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Great info Rob.

I'll give that a try and let you guys know how it goes.

Thanks much!

-ScAndal
 
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Is the rodent still using the 2" inch hole that you found? If so, can you rig up some kind of one-way flap, like a check-valve or the like?

Robr"s advice is very good and should work.
 
 

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