There is a squirrel in my fireplace!! How can I catch it safely so it can be released? We havenât used the fireplace for a few days and yesterday I could hear some scratching. So today I opened the damper and heard some chirping. Low and behold a squirrel is now resting on the grate. I have the screen and the glass closed. Now, I just donât know how to catch him without him getting loose in the house. I really donât want to wait it out until his dies. The dog is going crazy and the cat could care less. I donât want anyone getting bit. Can anyone please tell what I can doâ¦.