I bet the weasel was attracted by the smell of onions!😂😂😂
I went to a house last year to lend them a trap and as I arrived, the owner said the squirrel was already there swinging on the birdfeeder. I crept through his garage and it was there, barely 10ft away. I held over slightly and fired, it leapt 2ft in the air and dropped on the floor, having the usual kick about. My audience were very impressed - that is until a few seconds later it got up and ran off!
I did trap it a few days later and there was a graze on its muzzle where the pellet just grazed it. I can understand why I missed, but don’t know why it played dead, then ran off, concussion perhaps?
My last week has been a bit of a disappointment. My new larger feeder was being quickly emptied, I topped it up and shot it two days later- Didn’t see a thing (I don’t think it had been touched). I left two hours later, covered in midge bites. I had so many bites, I couldn’t wear my watch for two days.
Yesterday, I went for an early morning walk about on the other side of the lake, The property opens to the public at 10am, unfortunately the joggers were already there at 7am!
It was the first dull day for weeks - perfect for the thermal. Unfortunately as I spotted a grey, there would come the familiar loud crunch crunch, crack crack as a jogger made their way through the woods over the dried Beech leaves and twigs. I could literally hear them a hundred yards away. Joggers aren’t normally a problem at this spot but a campsite had reopened about a mile away. This has never been much of a problem before but the Lake District is just so overfull with visitors at the moment.
I ended up the morning with a solitary grey. I can’t see things improving until September .