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Rodenator detonating squirrels

2009-04-22 12:11:25.066345+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

"Spokane to detonate squirrels ..."

The Rodenator Pro 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 - but in a humane way, the agency said.

Via JWZ, who pointed to video of the Rodenator Pro in action. The Rodenator home page proudly proclaims "as heard on the Rush Limbaugh Show", and I thought "yeah, that seems totally like the right demographic".

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-22 14:12:48.251247+00 by: meuon [edit history]

I wonder if it works on groundhogs.. Mapp gas..

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-22 14:36:16.188965+00 by: Dan Lyke

Huh, although I've cringed over the sharp report that acetylene gives, I've never tried releasing a quantity of MAPP before lighting it...

#Comment Re: Moles made: 2009-04-22 14:37:42.407624+00 by: jeff

I wonder if it works for moles? My brother could certainly use something that works against them.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-23 11:05:33.280234+00 by: meuon

Dan, old school cavers often throw some carbide and water in a big black grocery bag, wait for it to fill up, and light. "BOOM".

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-23 12:54:53.298715+00 by: Dan Lyke

If I had some carbide lying around, I'd certainly try that...