"bring forth the holy hand grenade!"
alil monty python humor for socrates
ever try fruit flavored bubblegum?they eat it but cant digest it.works on groundhogs,chipmonks and rats.
skunks..try the mothballs.feral cats..try spraying ammonia around the entrances to where they are going.i.e. under the porch.some ultrasonic plug in devices drive them out as well.
shooting them with a pellet or low powered 22 round ,would depend ALOT on how close the neighbors are and how easily they can see you and report you.for that Id use a crossbow equipped with a red-dot.there are different tips available for the bolts that should handle it well.