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Mon., April 13, 2009, 1:33 p.m.

Spokane Parks Detonate Squirrels

Item: Spokane parks detonating squirrels/AP

More Info: Spokane is having a problem with too many ground squirrels at Finch Arboretum. So the Parks and Recreation department is using a special machine to detonate some of the 100 to 150 rodents that are tearing up the grounds. The machine is called the Rodenator Pro. It pumps propane and oxygen into the tunnels of squirrels, then sends an electric spark that causes an explosion. The shock waves kill the squirrels and collapse their tunnels. The parks department says the Rodenator is a humane way to kill the squirrels.

YouTube: How Rodenator Pro works

Question: What do you think of the plan by the Spokane parks department to kill squirrels in a humane way by detonating them?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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