After seeing nothing but squirrels for a couple consecutive deer hunts, I caved and let one of my boys bring his BB gun along. I'd been rejecting the plea over and over because we didn't have any pellets. Finally I broke down and decided he could take a shot IF one came within 10 yards. Early in the hunt a squirrel presented itself just inside that distance. Chase took the shot and the squirrel retreated behind the trunk of the tree it was in. Chase hurried to reload the BB gun when I noticed the squirrel dangling from a small branch by one of its hind legs. After about 10 seconds it couldn't hold on any longer and fell to the ground. I was stunned. I didn't think a BB would penetrate enough to kill one of those suckers. Excited about having squirrel legs for dinner, we got back into deer hunting mode. An hour later that squirrel we thought was dead got up and ran away. It got up on a fallen tree and just sat there, almost curled up in a ball. It didn't look well. We watched him teeter like a weeble wabble for 30 minutes and then decided Chase would need to try shooting him again. This time I got the video camera up and filmed the shot. The little boogar was about 17 yards away and seemed to just absorb the shots like a prize fighter takes a body blow. The video I've attached is the 3rd connecting shot that Chase had. If you look closely you can see patches of hair that were disturbed by a previous shot. You can also see this BB hit the hide and fall to the ground. Finally Chase snuck up to about 10 yards and shot this guy one last time. It jumped off its perch and ran about 15 yards. Chase pushed it further and it disappeared into a hole in a dead tree trunk. We went back a few hours later with a chain saw. Nothing but mice came out of that tree trunk. :shrug: Tough squirrel. I guess I was right after all about the BB and penetration.