Getting rid of a groundhog

stop drop & roll Posted By stop drop & roll, Dec 29, 2008 at 5:27 PM

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  1. stop drop & roll

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    I have a groundhog causing havoc in my backyard. Anybody have any ideas other than trapping to get rid of this beast?
     
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    Bullets are relatively inexpensive, as long as you have a weapon to fire them with!
     
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    Ha, Ha, I knew someone would respond with that solution. Unfortunately I dont have any guns laying around.
     
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    If you can find its home : CO works the same on them as peoples.

    If you're a good shot with an axe ...


    There's always the make them uncomfortable route: dog, mean cat, ugly crazy person always chasing them. (That last one doesn't work too well, I can attest to)
     
  5. kenny chaos

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    Toss a few of them real big bubble gum balls around his hole. There's a farmer up the road that buys them by the case.
    The 89 year old widow lady acroos the road killed a big one with her broom last year. She asked me to come and remove it. That's one tough old gal and an even tougher old broom.
     
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    dumb question.... are the gumballs for him to chew on or to lure him out of the hole so I could attack him with a broom?
     
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    The gumballs are what the 89 y/o widow accepts for her services. Rick
     
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    <>The 89 year old widow lady acroos the road killed a big one with her broom last year. She asked me to come and remove it<>

    She hit it THAT hard that she couldn't remove the broom? Dayum!
     
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    I have a few of the nasty varmints now, one major solution, and it's my own fault, is grubs. In the spring In need to treat my property with grub-x or something similar, this will remove their major food supply.
     
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    I thought I saw you over there. Nice lady ehh?
     
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    we tryed everthing in my dads orchard hit him with a 30-06 and he went up in the air,when we got to the spot where i hit him he was gone!(caddy shack)there tuff dudes!
     
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    As far as trapping, the widow actually caught another one in one of those large Havahart traps and then guess who she called?
     
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    Why not just live-trap them and move them elsewhere - if you don't want to kill them. I moved over a dozen of them this summer. By fall, several new ones showed up.

    My little kid enjoyed our "woodchuck relocation program." Hardest part is getting them out of the trap.
     

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    Wait till after 02/02/09 to do anything, that way you'll know how much longer we are gonna be burning
     
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    I guess I could trap him, but that would mean I would I'd have to buy a trap( I'm to cheap). Besides this is my first encounter in 11 years with these things. Funny thing is, I saw him in my neighbors yard over the summer. He must have relocated to my yard, maybee I could send him to my other neighbors yard next (lol).
     
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    Ha! Ha!.... That's classic!!!
     
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    Dump used cat litter down their holes. It works.
     
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    Now this is the creative stuff I'm looking for! Thanks
     
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    Great photos!
     
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    Of course, if you have no cats, you'll need to use the litter yourself first for it to work. Rick
     
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    Creative? I met a fella who is involved in a "biggest woodchuck" shoot and he locates potential victims early on and feeds them walnuts and boiled potatoes to put weight on them before he blows their furry little nads off.
     
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    UH!!! he said groundhog not moles
     
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    Ever seen a groundhog bite? Nasty! Rick
     
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    I like the way this guy thinks!
     
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