My cocker spaniel killed a squirrel yesterday. After 2 days setting at the base of a large tree where a squirrel was taunting her I guess she caught it! Usually I do a mouth check before she comes into the house but I forgot yesterday. Walked by the bedroom where she hangs out with her toys which look like squirrels and she has removed all the fluffy inside stuffing I noticed she was sitting there holding what looked like one of her unstuffed toys. WRONG! She had a dead squirrel in her mouth and was sooo proud! Later that day she brought me a dead salamander!
When we had squirrels giving us trouble (eating up the house and trash) my neighbor would trap them, spray paint their tail blue and release them on the other side of the lake- the paint was so he'd know if one made it back! Ha!
We took down an old rotting tree trunk and as it fell, squirrels scattered out of it. I saw one running across the drive with its cheeks full. I looked closer and she was carrying babies to the neighbor's yard. She had had enough of us.
When the rain calms down I see them come down from the trees to eat from the bird feeder. Of course the bird feeder is squirrel proof but they still try. I also see a few up on the jungle gym trying to stay dry.