More Regaling with the Squirrels


  1. This is definitely a Southern (and possibly Western) thing. My mama grew up with three brothers in south Alabama, and she said you never knew what critter would be in the freezer. Among other things, they had rattlesnake, goose, deer (of course), and cricket. I would have to draw the line at bugs.

    When my husband’s family moved to south Georgia from Philadelphia, they were in for a rude awakening. The first time my sister in law went to a slumber party, the main entertainment was skinning a deer in the front yard.

    • Amen, sista! As the mother of 4 homeschooling monkey boys, I can relate 100%. It’s a very fine line that we walk daily. Teaching these beautiful souls to be holy, safe and manly is a constant challenge. We too are on high squirrel alert and i am not overly excited about how a freezer full of wild game. But this is our amazing life and it will be embraced one animal at a time, God is good.

  2. What ammo/gun do they use? My boys would think this was the coolest thing ever, if I let them do it!! And I’m thinking about it!

  3. Danielle M. says

    Totally understand. My husband comes from a long line of duck and goose hunters. My boys, starting at age 5, are allowed to go along to the hunt club with their dad, uncles and granddad. When they are 11, and if they have passed the hunter safety course, they are allowed to hunt with a gun. I don’t get it, I don’t understand why they want to be out in the middle of a marsh, before dawn, in winter, but they all love it and can’t wait to be old enough for each new milestone. But I totally get the pride in my 11 year old boy’s eye when he cleans and assembles the shotgun given to him this year that once belonged to his great grandfather, and was used by his grandfather and father before him. This is what makes men and how men pass down their values to the younger boys. A lot of hunting goes on in those 3 and 4 day trips to the hunt club, but a lot of other stuff happens too, and that is what I think is the most important thing for my boys to learn.

  4. Don’t squirrels carry rabies? Just curious.

  5. What fun! I don’t want to be part of the hunting either, but I’m always happy to hear tales of hunting that my husband and my boys enthusiastically share.
    Sounds like you have great neighbors!

  6. Oh my word…my husband and 4 boys are definitely keep the squirrel population down in our neighborhood, but no one has been brave enough to eat them! We have a freezer full of other stuff that was once roaming around the woods, but squirrel seems a little to rodent like to eat! Maybe you should share a recipe:):)