The Woman and the squirrel (4 days until)  

CuteAZguy27 39M
2154 posts
8/8/2005 9:14 am

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The Woman and the squirrel (4 days until)

LAPORTE, IN (AP) -- A 78-year-old woman tired of squirrels raiding her bird feeder got out her shotgun to kill the critter, but instead accidentally shot and injured herself.

Alberta Jones loaded her 16-gauge shotgun Sunday and carried it with the barrel pointed down to the back door to take aim, police said. The gun accidentally discharged, police said, and shotgun pellets ricocheted off the floor.

Both of her legs were struck by the pellets, and one in her knee required surgery Tuesday to remove.

Her hospital condition was not available Tuesday evening.

"I've tried everything to shag them away, and they keep coming back," Jones said of the squirrels after the incident.

Conservation officer Jerry Shepherd with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said it is not squirrel season, and that hunting game out of season is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum 60 days in jail and up to a $500 fine. Authorities are not pressing charges.

Jones vowed to keep shooting at squirrels and using firecrackers -- as she has done several times before -- to discourage them from getting into feeder. She also shoots groundhogs and other animals she considers a nuisance.

"My neighbors call me Annie Oakley," she said

You have annoying wildlife in your backyard ? What is your solution to this problem ? Or do you just sit on the back porch and watch as you eat your corn flakes cerial ? For those who have gardens, we know what the deer and the rabits do to your gardens, i know-i use to have the same problem, what do you do ?

For those who don't who Annie is, i did some homework for you. Impressive-take a look.

For seventeen years Annie Oakley was the Wild West Show's star attraction with her marvelous shooting feats. At 90 feet Annie could shoot a dime tossed in midair. In one day with a .22 rifle she shot 4,472 of 5,000 glass balls tossed in midair. With the thin edge of a playing card facing her at 90 feet, Annie could hit the card and puncture it with with 4 to six more shots as it settled to the ground. It was from this that free tickets with holes punched in them came to be called "Annie Oakleys." Shooting the ashes off a cigarette held in Frank's mouth was part of the Butler and Oakley act. In a celebrated event while touring in Europe, Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Germany, invited Annie to shoot a cigarette held in his own lips. Annie had Wilhelm hold the cigarette in his hand and not his mouth; she accomplished this challenge, as always effortlessly.


rm_Network_Minx 47F
542 posts
8/8/2005 9:31 pm

Yes, I do know who Annie Oakly is. I live in Oklahoma after all. My father and kids regurlarly shoot Starlings, Cow Birds and Cats from my parents' front portch. My dad keeps his 22 loaded and by the door to shoot them.
My father has a beautitul garden but to keep deer out he had to build a large fence. The cost of the fence 250.000 the savings on groceries 100.00. The cost of plants, seeds, water and fertilzer 100.00. The peace of mind of gardening...priceless. We grew up having a garden. One of my favorite dishes is New Potatoes and Peas.


rm_NEgurl1 32M

8/9/2005 4:09 am

"annie oakley's" getting too old! what is she doing?!

I usually just welcome wildlife and watch it come on by

CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
8/9/2005 9:57 am

[blog Network_Minx]-growing up on a garden has a great deal of difference in taste verses the store products doesnt it.

Since your in Oklahoma, heres an odd question, is there billboards or posters or is she written in textbooks, or is it all done by mouth from generation to generation, how well is this historic lady known in this state ?


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
8/9/2005 9:59 am

NEgurl1-thanx for stopping by buddy, yeah I usually just sit on the back porch and eat my fruitloops and watch animals in nature do its stuff.


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8/17/2005 6:41 pm

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