Think I told this story before. A buddy in small town NJ trapped a squirrel that was wreaking havoc in his attic and he decided to drown it in the pond of a local park. At night. Cops roll up and asked him what the hell he was doing. He explains and the cops tell him to stop. If he really wants to kill it, they explain, he has to drag the cage out to the deeper water.
Having an animal dilemma at my cabin. It's basically an acre or so cut out of the woods with buildings surrounding a small pond. It is grand central terminal of songbirds and we watch them flit about all day. But there's no real view as the woods are dense and we want to open it up. I can knock back trees and clear a view and have dropped about 30 small trees and cleared a lot of undergrowth.
We just closed on the neighbouring property which is similar in size but clear cut. I noticed this weekend that there isn't a single bird on the property. So now we're deciding between a view or birds.
Having a forester come by this weekend to advise, but I'm really torn.
Edited by lefty - 6/20/16 at 4:06pm