Can people just get rid of squirrels?

I feed squirrels in my backyard. I don't see them I think my neighbor did something. He hates me for some reason but when I came home the food wasn't eaten. I think he used some type of air gun but their nests are close. I would think they'd still come back. Can we kill them?

Answer: 

By "them" I assume you mean, "Can we kill squirrels?"  Our native tree squirrels are protected animals.  Many towns around Idaho have non-native fox squirrels or gray squirrels living within city limits.  The non-native squirrels are not protected under Idaho law.

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:45 PM MST