All I will say is that your mineral program seems to have a bright future. Can't wait to see it's impact on your deer......I would however advise that you get a bigger gun!Yes it was a bit shocking to see. I really wasn't sure what I was looking at. Being that I'm more than a squirrels hike away from the nuclear facility I started to try and reason through my picture. It really does look like a humongous red squirrel and I think I'll send it to some city friends and tell them how big we grow things in the country! I 'll need to mention that these squirrels don't fall to a normal shotgun or .22 caliber. Oh, no, these are big bore squirrels!
Finally, I Googled my way into sound reasoning:
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Back when I was a kid with squirrel dogs, it wasn't uncommon for the dogs to get between a groundhog and their den, and run them up a tree. I've seen it several times. A fox will surprise you too at how well they can climb a tree that's leaning just a tad.