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One day you notice that there is a squirrel that
keeps coming around your home. You would really
like it to go away, but it will simply not do so.
Now you want to know how to scare a squirrel away
when it simply won’t leave?
What you need to be aware of before taking any
kind of action is that a squirrel is instinctively
afraid of people. These are nervous creatures that
avoid people, usually at all costs. The only
exception to that is when a person has provided
food on a regular basis to the squirrel and so it
feels comfortable in approaching people because of
the fact that it has been taken care of.
If you are facing a squirrel in this situation,
just a sudden motion by you to try to scare it
away should be all you need to do. These animals
should want to stay away from you, so if you give
them a reason to do so they will do that.
The problem is when you are facing a squirrel that
continues to stay and is not deterred by any
sudden movement by you. You may have even tried to
throw a rock or other object at it but it
continued toward you. Now what do you do?
The problem you are likely facing here is that
this squirrel has either suffered some form of
injury or is sick, which is causing it to act in
an erratic way. You do not want to take a risk in
dealing with a squirrel like this. You never know
what this animal is capable of, which could
include directly attacking you.
Now, you may be saying to yourself that it is no
big deal if a squirrel came after you, but because
these animals are quite prone to carry diseases
and parasites with them, coming in contact and
being bitten or scratched can be potentially
dangerous to your health. This is why it is a good
idea to stay as far away from this creature as
While it may not be very manly to run away from a
squirrel, if you face one of these rodents who is
potentially hurt or sick, then this is the best
course of action to take. Simply get yourself away
from the animal!
If it is on your property and will not go away,
then what you should do is to contact animal
control to get a little assistance. If they, too,
believe that the animal is sick then they will
likely send somebody out to have the animal
captured and disposed of. They understand the
potential health risks to people and animals in
the community, and are not willing to risk this.
Therefore, they will likely send somebody to
handle the problem for you.
Just keep in mind that you do not want to try to
remove a squirrel that can be sick or injured. It
is just too much of a risk to you to take.
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