So she uses some “Have-a-Heart” traps to do some trap and releasing. But the neighbors complained that she was just dumping her problems elsewhere.
So another solution was needed.
Meet the middle-aged, middle class woman who traps, butchers and eats squirrels in her Seattle backyardMichael Zennie, Daily Mail (U.K.), 27 January 2012 (Hat tip: NC)
About that time, Ms Vorass discovered a recipe for squirrel and instructions on how to skin the rodents in an old Joy of Cooking cookbook.
The classic American cooking was first published in the height of the Great Depression and for many years contained recipes for all manner of wild animals -- from rabbits to opossums.
Of course she is a middle class American so you also have:
As for the actual killing, Ms Vorass says she thought long and hard about quickest the most humane way to off her captured prey.
After a squirrel is caught in a live trap baited with peanut butter and crackers, she drowns it and then cuts its throat so it bleeds out to ensure its dead before she butchers it….Drowning is the fastest way Ms Vorass has found to off the squirrels yet, since firing a gun in Seattle is strictly forbidden.