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I'm in a tricky situation in the burbs where I live because shooting critters who are gnawing on things in my garden and backyard is unsafe, both for the neighbours and for me should (as has happened here) PETA or whomever get wind of it and set up picket lines at the back gate. But I've found the perfect weapon, something that is silent, always quickly available, and also quite a good deterrent. It's a thing called the "Aquazooka," the version I have being a twin barreled, piston operated pump device that can deliver a silvery and near-solid 3 or 4 second long stream of water up to 30 feet away. The key here is that it's not air pressure operated like say your average Super Soaker so it will not lose power in ready storage. All I have to do is to keep it loaded and inverted in a bucket of water. To shoot, you just suck up a bit more water to full capacity through the two muzzles using the vaguely AR-like operating handles, lift, point, and shoot. The fact that you're delivering a stream of water means you can chase the critter right out of the yard too. The effect seems to be as much psychological as physical, and for the problem animals, rabbits, squirrels and the like, it must be like getting hit with a fire hose because while unharmed they don't tend to come back as they did in the days when I was heaving rocks at them. Also good for keeping the neighbour's cats away from the bird feeders. This is something I should have thought of years ago, good garden maintenance combined with shooting fun can't be beat!