Originally Posted by teledoc
Squirrels are nothing more than Bushy Tail Rats!!! They have to be one of the most nuisance animals, for chewing things, and destructive critters. I used to trap them with a Hav-A-Heart trap, then relocate them at least 4 miles away. Best total was 135 caught in one year. I hate them. ROFL.
Note that in many states the transport of wild animals is illegal. (And I've heard that often times, the animals don't survive in their new, foreign-to-them environments.) You might as well find a way to prevent them from accessing whatever it is that you're trying to protect, or just kill them.
OTH, squirrels attract cool predators such as owls and hawks. This winter I watched a Cooper's Hawk chase a squirrel around a big White Pine for at least five minutes.