We didn't catch the squirrel right away and when we discovered a small hole in our ceiling created by our little friend, the war was on. Dustin raked aside insulation that was in the attic and relocated the trap. The next few days were quiet, almost as though the squirrel realized he had been discovered. But a few mornings later I woke up to a sound in the attic, it sounded like a trapped animal but I wasn't sure. When we got home from work we checked the attic. Sitting quietly in the trap was our unwanted visitor. We had finally caught him! After a few moments Dustin was able to pull out the trap and brought it downstairs.
|A very happy and relieved Dustin|
The plan was to relocate him. We put the trap in the trunk and drove ten minutes away to our selected location. By this point the squirrel was scared and going crazy. He jumped from one side of the cage to other, gnawing away at the metal bars. The trap was tricky to open and not wanting to get bit, Dustin used a stick to let him free. As soon as he realized he could escape the squirrel was gone. He is, I'm sure, happy in his new home and we are very happy without him in ours.
|Letting him go...|
|and he's off! Can you spot him? :)|