Apparently Mr Barker--the head honcho--thought squirrels were just too danged destructive and so he spent a bunch of college money to off the little buggers. Ya know, people kill critters all the time for their own personal enjoyment--or because they just get in their way. Humans are piss-poor stewards of the planet. One of these days when God realizes he screwed up giving us dominion over the animals, we will be in SUCH deep doo!
I found out about the great Clemson squirrel massacre from the Chicago Sun Times online. There were comments following the article--not many--mostly individuals who were appalled at the executions-- EXCEPT for idiotboy. That's his moniker--for real-- and of course when somebody actually fesses up in public that he's an idiot I'm thinkin that's pretty good evidence proving his point. So idiotboy just couldn't understand why anybody would make a fuss about a bunch of squirrels. He was callous and abusive to those folks who thought the "culling" (extermination by any other name) wasn't thought out very well. He admitted he was a Clemson alumn (maybe that says something right there). I'm thinkin his handle says it all--IDIOTBOY!