Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Squirrels Becoming the Menace of Subdivisions

Former Chesterfield Ward 1 Councilman Gene Schenberg insists he has the constitutional right to protect his home from repeated invasions. By squirrels. Most county residents feel the same way. Squirrels have gotten completely out of hand.
 Schenberg first discovered damage to the downspouts on his house after it was re-roofed about nine years ago. Since then he has tried traps, poisons and trimming back trees to eliminate the squirrels.

Six years ago, he switched to a dart gun to stop the creatures in their tracks, but a neighbor saw him taking aim and complained.

He then switched to a pellet gun, which has proven to be an effective remedy for the marauders, he said. But while the pellet gun has kept the squirrels at bay, the weapon has become a sore point with his neighbor.

 Now the squirrel shooting has reached City Hall.

Schenberg's firing of pellet guns and darts to quell nuisance squirrels on his property has become a danger, said current Ward 1 Councilman Matt Segal, who defeated Schenberg for the council post three years ago.

What are your thoughts about this situation? Are the squirrels driving you nuts and destroying your property? Click on COMMENTS below and give us your 2 cents worth.

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/metro/news/residents-firing-at-squirrels-creates-an-issue-in-chesterfield/article_e147b66b-268a-5a0f-806f-db70ef6aed06.html#ixzz1ljQ5IMIR


  1. Anonymous8:28 AM

    So…. Mr Schenberg has the right to protect his property from marauding squirrels ? Then the rest of us should have the right to protect ourselves from marauding morons like Schenberg by being allowed to return fire to protect ourselves, our families and our property from raging idiots like him.

  2. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Shooting up the neighborhood! Is Schenberg originally from North City?

  3. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Carefully bait the area with Rat poisen that can be purchased at any hardware store. Rat poison kills squirels.