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It's that man again!

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jeni Tue 26-Jun-12 17:48:54

My next door neighbour has an air rifle. He is using it to shoot pigeons, squirrels etc:
I looked out this morning to see a dead squirrel on my lawn. I phoned angel next door to moan and she swore it couldn't have been him as he hasn't had the gun out and she's been there all the time!
A. Couple of moments later he rang to say it had been him at 7am. It had been a clean shot in his own property. He came removed the corpse.
I am very fed up. I do not like any kind of gun or shooting!
He is shooting within 12ft of a public road, but apparently it is legal on his own property as long as he is not creating a nuisance!
I think dead animals in my garden constitutes a nuisance.

What do you lot think?

Mishap Tue 26-Jun-12 21:52:23

We often have mice and they are so bold - they will sit in the kitchen and look at you!

And we have had rats indoors - I am definitely less sanguine about them! We never feed the birds because we are in a rat area and the feed attracts the rats.

So much for or rural idyll!! - but I wouldn't swap it!!

nanaej Wed 27-Jun-12 08:10:03

I loved lacrosse! I had the old wooden sticks with hideous 'gut' nets.. Good for cartching a squirrel or two though!

jeni Wed 27-Jun-12 08:37:12

I played goal keeper as I couldn't run. Oh the smell of linseed oil!

nanaej Wed 27-Jun-12 08:48:19

Gosh that was brave! Our goalkeeper had her jaw broken and had to have it all wired together. No protectors in those days except on your legs!

PRINTMISS Wed 27-Jun-12 08:53:02

In the print shop at Amberley Museum where I volunteer, we have a regular 'mouse run'. He (or she) will come out at any time of the day, however busy we might be, and take the usual course across the printshop floor and out a side door into the rough area of ground - sometimes he takes another route where the visitors are, which creates quite a stir if someone spots him, but we just say 'Oh!, there he goes'. In the winter time, when the print shop is very quiet, we can hear them rustling in the walls.
About the shooting Jeni, a long time ago we had someone shooting locally, we could hear it, and reported this to the police who looked into the matter, and it was stopped. We were concerned about a riquochet, which is something you might consider.

PRINTMISS Wed 27-Jun-12 09:38:16

What am I doing 'riquochet'? - I have no idea where that came from - I am making it up as I go along, as is probably obvious. I meant of course ricochet!

Bags Wed 27-Jun-12 09:43:19

We get a mouse invasion most late autumns when the weather gets cold. We put down traps. Usually deals with them snappily. (Sorry!)

I don't mind people shooting vermin, but I do think finding dead vermin in the middle of your lawn when you haven't done the shooting is decidedly odd. Couldn't he have cleared it away before you saw it, jeni? And if so, why didn't he?

Nonu Wed 27-Jun-12 19:32:28

how if the neighbour shot the mouse on your lawn , could he remove it wouldn"t that be trespassing ?

jeni Wed 27-Jun-12 19:57:40

I have no idea! He has a key to the back gate, so he can trim his side and angel can pick fruit and veg! He has permission to come in as neccessary. If he had removed it I would have been the wiser!
The mans an idiot!

Anagram Wed 27-Jun-12 20:02:14

Mouse? confused

Nonu Wed 27-Jun-12 20:13:50

oh Jeni it must be a total nightmare for you , I am sooo sorry for you , I only once had the neighbour from hell so I know what you are going through , you have to step very carefully as he sounds like a total pig . I am sure this has been said before but can the council help ? you shouldn"t be having to put up with this it"s not not right x

jeni Wed 27-Jun-12 20:33:18

I'm too fond of his wife to want to upset the applecart!
No it's not a nightmare! He just makes me so angry
Mind you everyone who knows him says he's nutty!

gracesmum Wed 27-Jun-12 23:37:11

Surely St Trinians?