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Posted: 4/27/2011 2:41:19 PM EDT


Dear Lord I hate these things.  I have 3, yes THREE!, that live in my garage.  I know they eat the spiders, etc., blah blah blah but they shit all over the place and stink.

I actually found myself aiming at one with my 10/22 Easter Sunday when it occured to me that my chainsaw (Stihl BTW) was in the line of fire.

Mothballs don't drive them out.

Any other suggestions?

I'm SO tempted to go Wyatt Earp on thier asses w a .22 but I'm guessing my HOA may send me a letter. (May fuck be upon them).
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:42:41 PM EDT
.50 BMG for the win!
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:43:37 PM EDT
.17 would probably make an impressive mess
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:43:41 PM EDT


Sharp pointy stick...



Or that chainsaw you spoke of.



Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:44:32 PM EDT



Originally Posted By redfish86:


http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae94/redfish86/broadheadedskink463L.jpg



Dear
Lord I hate these things.  I have 3, yes THREE!, that live in my
garage.  I know they eat the spiders, etc., blah blah blah but they shit
all over the place and stink.



I actually found myself aiming at
one with my 10/22 Easter Sunday when it occured to me that my chainsaw
(Stihl BTW) was in the line of fire.



Mothballs don't drive them out.



Any other suggestions?



I'm SO tempted to go Wyatt Earp on thier asses w a .22 but I'm guessing my HOA may send me a letter. (May fuck be upon them).





Originally Posted By redfish86:

I actually found myself aiming at
one with my 10/22 Easter Sunday when it occured to me that my chainsaw
(Stihl BTW) was in the line of fire.






Originally Posted By redfish86:

my chainsaw




 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:45:09 PM EDT

Kill it with fire!!!






Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:45:11 PM EDT
No insects & spiders, no skinks...  We have the blue tailed variety around here.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:48:28 PM EDT
.22 Ling Rofle.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:49:44 PM EDT
Those little bastards BITE!  
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:50:16 PM EDT
Catch them and set them loose far from your home.



Skinks are cool.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:52:00 PM EDT
I've killed 2 in previous years.  Both by getting lucky and just happening to have my AFTCO 6' gaff in my hand as I was loading the boat to go fishing.  Both of the fuckers were biting the gaff even while it was stuck through their midsection.

They're fucking FAST too.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:52:16 PM EDT
If you need to be quiet, then why don't you use an airgun?  I would personally hit them with the 12ga.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:53:35 PM EDT
Just give them a verbal warning.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:53:41 PM EDT
Use it as an excuse for a nice pellet rifle
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:54:19 PM EDT
Try a centerfire rifle with blanks about an inch from the bait pile, with the trigger on fishing line and you in another room.

Just be prepared for some cleanup.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:55:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rob762:
Use it as an excuse for a nice pellet rifle


I've been trying to talk myself out of buying one for about 3 years but I think you're right.

Working in Gulfport MS right now.  Maybe a visit to Academy Sports is in order tonight.

Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:56:34 PM EDT



Originally Posted By redfish86:



Originally Posted By Rob762:

Use it as an excuse for a nice pellet rifle




I've been trying to talk myself out of buying one for about 3 years but I think you're right.



Working in Gulfport MS right now.  Maybe a visit to Academy Sports is in order tonight.





Crosman Storm.





 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:57:43 PM EDT
I checked Yahoo answer's and this seemed like the best option:

Getting two medium elephants to stomp on them would solve the problem, and you might be able to sell the skink paste after they are done
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:18:35 PM EDT
This may be the only question for which the correct answer is .410 shot out of a Taurus Judge.  
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:23:20 PM EDT
Want to catch them? Just use a sticky mouse pad placed where they usually travel or bask.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:31:28 PM EDT
Load up the 10-22 with rat/bird shot-shells, or the Aguila Super Colibri that pretty much turns a .22lr into a pellet gun.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:37:34 PM EDT
If you have someone get, and keep their attention (distract) - they are easier to catch.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:38:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/27/2011 3:39:19 PM EDT by Church]
Used to use a heavy rubber band to stun them when I was a kid. It keeps them still for a few seconds. Then I would grab them. Another way is to use a long pole with a fishing wire loop on the end. Use the stiff line, get it round their head and snare them. Also sticky traps work, then you can poor vegetable oil on them to free them. Also the little bird shot round for a .22 work well, and tend not to damage much.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:38:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Want to catch them? Just use a sticky mouse pad placed where they usually travel or bask.

Why the hell didn't I think of this.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:46:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redfish86:
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Want to catch them? Just use a sticky mouse pad placed where they usually travel or bask.

Why the hell didn't I think of this.


If you're feeling humane (and I hope you are), vegetable oil will then dissolve the sticky stuff and allow a release at another site. I kept snakes for many years and more than one escapee was caught on those sticky traps. If that's an actual picture of the ones in your garage, it's a nice looking Broadhead skink. They get pretty damn big and will give a powerful bite if you try to grab bare handed. They're pretty impressive little monsters, IMO.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:50:28 PM EDT
It is not an actual picture but it is a ringer for the largest of the three.  As much as I'd like to say I'm feeling humane I'd be lying.  If I just let them go theyll come back.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:52:44 PM EDT
87 caliber.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:55:04 PM EDT



Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:





Originally Posted By redfish86:


Originally Posted By Rob762:

Use it as an excuse for a nice pellet rifle




I've been trying to talk myself out of buying one for about 3 years but I think you're right.



Working in Gulfport MS right now.  Maybe a visit to Academy Sports is in order tonight.





Crosman Storm.



 


Daystate!

 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:57:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redfish86:
It is not an actual picture but it is a ringer for the largest of the three.  As much as I'd like to say I'm feeling humane I'd be lying.  If I just let them go theyll come back.


Nah, take them a couple miles out of the area and let them go in some hospitable habitat. They won't find their way back. Just wear a pair of old leather gloves if you are worried about them biting when you oil the mouse pad and release them. They really are beneficial critters and don't have to die.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:01:50 PM EDT
Ours have more blue on them.  I just ignore them.  
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:09:08 PM EDT
They are pretty smart I used to see them beg for food at a local camp ground I like them
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:11:11 PM EDT
Modern airsoft or pellet gun would probably put a hurtin' on them.

That, or release the hounds, er, possums.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:13:40 PM EDT
Red Ryder. You know you want some. Now go put their eyes out.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:13:54 PM EDT
I know someone whose kid has one as a pet.   Seems like a real PITA.   Has to keep it at a particular temperature all the time, and it just hisses at him when he goes to its cage.  

Give me a cat or a dog any day of the week compared to a skink.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:14:43 PM EDT
.22 CB loads out of a Ruger Single Six, that would be my choice
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:20:42 PM EDT
They look big enough to eat but I mayu be lacking perspective.

They any good to cook?
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:32:14 PM EDT
Based in how fucking bad my garage smells from these little fuckers I'd say they taste like shit.

Of course cows smell too...
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:33:26 PM EDT
I have a couple of those hanging around the yard.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:40:10 PM EDT
CCI ratshot....trust me from personal experiance.
I shot one IN THE HOUSE peeking out from under my dryer.
BARELY scratched the paint on the dryer,and made some almost un-seeable marks on the floor.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:48:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
Catch them and set them loose far from your home.

Skinks are cool.


Link Posted: 4/27/2011 4:49:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Those little bastards BITE!  


and sometimes them fuckers dont let go!!!
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:21:59 PM EDT
We have tons of 'em here as well.......they only have a blue tail till they mature.......then they start to look like the pic in the OP

I can think of no logical reason to kill em......but if you decide to, I suspect we'll be reading a "What kind of spider is this that bit me in my garage" post a few weeks from now.....
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:25:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
Catch them and set them loose far from your home.

Skinks are cool.


This^  Considering all the manly men here are deathly afraid of spiders, I figured skinks would be a welcomed addition to the home?
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:27:15 PM EDT
.22 LR shotshells are perfect.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:28:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By woulf:
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
Catch them and set them loose far from your home.

Skinks are cool.


This^  Considering all the manly men here are deathly afraid of spiders, I figured skinks would be a welcomed addition to the home?


Spiders or stinky shitting skinks.

It's a tough choice.

Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:28:25 PM EDT
Ohhhh, I read skank.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:30:09 PM EDT
My ex girlfriend was one hell of a skink. I got rid of her with an engagement ring
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:32:25 PM EDT
An air rifle or pistol .177
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:36:10 PM EDT
Pellet rifle? If you use .22 just use the bird shot in shorts so it won't make holes
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 8:39:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/27/2011 8:40:35 PM EDT by MisterB]
Using a bolt gun or lever action, shoot it with Aguila Super-Colibri .22 ammo (the powderless stuff)


I cleared up the rat problem in my mother's utility room with the same. That combo of gun/ammo is so quiet, the womenfolk didn't even hear me popping off rounds from two rooms away.

The same ammo is much louder out of an autoloading gun, so if you only have a 10/22 you might annoy the neighbors.



BTW, on a rat at 15 feet or so, there is no overpenetration. The 20grain bullet doesn't leave the carcass. Skink should be similar, I'd think.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 9:27:40 PM EDT
+1 on the ratshot.

I found a Prairie Rattler in my garage last year.

Bzzzzzzzzzz.....Yipi went cartwheeling backwards.  Eyes saw rattlesnake on floor or garage.

Seconds later, old Savage/Stevens bolt gun w/CCI snakeshot in action.

Yipi +1    Snake -1.  Blew that fuggers head clean off.  Made quite the mess, but I'd rather clean up a dead snake then be bitten by any reptile.  They carry septocemia, so I've heard.
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