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Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 12, 2019 10:29 PM
       Would this concern you? (by plenty [MO]) Jun 12, 2019 10:48 PM
       Would this concern you? (by fred [CA]) Jun 12, 2019 11:05 PM
       Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 12, 2019 11:41 PM
       Would this concern you? (by Homer [TX]) Jun 13, 2019 12:11 AM
       Would this concern you? (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 13, 2019 12:18 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Sean [OR]) Jun 13, 2019 1:06 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jun 13, 2019 2:29 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 13, 2019 6:01 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Richard [MI]) Jun 13, 2019 6:42 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 13, 2019 6:43 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Ken [NY]) Jun 13, 2019 7:16 AM
       Would this concern you? (by NE [PA]) Jun 13, 2019 7:30 AM
       Would this concern you? (by myob [GA]) Jun 13, 2019 7:32 AM
       Would this concern you? (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 13, 2019 7:46 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Doogie [KS]) Jun 13, 2019 8:13 AM
       Would this concern you? (by S i d [MO]) Jun 13, 2019 8:32 AM
       Would this concern you? (by RB [MI]) Jun 13, 2019 8:40 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 13, 2019 8:42 AM
       Would this concern you? (by plenty [MO]) Jun 13, 2019 8:43 AM
       Would this concern you? (by NE [PA]) Jun 13, 2019 8:44 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Homer [TX]) Jun 13, 2019 8:59 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 13, 2019 9:00 AM
       Would this concern you? (by NE [PA]) Jun 13, 2019 9:10 AM
       Would this concern you? (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 13, 2019 10:41 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 13, 2019 10:49 AM
       Would this concern you? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 13, 2019 3:19 PM
       Would this concern you? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 14, 2019 1:33 AM
       Would this concern you? (by myob [GA]) Jun 14, 2019 2:59 PM
       Would this concern you? (by Wilma [P]) Jun 14, 2019 3:05 PM
       Would this concern you? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 6:09 PM

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Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 10:29 PM
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I have a rental house that has 2 large vacant lots in the backyard and it is all fenced in too. At the far end, on my side of the fence, are 3 holes that are approx. 12 inches wide. Each of these holes, which are connected underground, were created by a groundhog that digs underground tunnels. I first saw the groundhog last summer when I first bought the property. Today, I saw him again eating the grass in the backyard and when he heard me walking towards him, he ran down one of the 3 escape holes he had dug. I got within 10 feet of him. He is not aggressive.

At this writing, I don't know how extensive his underground tunneling is. He could have tunnels dug all under my property but so far, the ground hog keeps to himself and does not bother my tenants. One of my tenants told me today they have seen the ground hog on several occasions and now he has girlfriend,...so I can only assume more tunneling hogs are on the way.

Would this concern you? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 10:48 PM
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My mom would be getting her pitch fork sharpened and out there early in the morning. --99.203.xx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 11:05 PM
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Groundhogs and woodchucks have healthy appetites and can destroy your garden in no time.

Luckily they are slow, my NJ friend wacks them with a shovel and sends them to heaven one at a time. Endless battle.

In CA we have gofers, much smaller animals but a lot quicker with just as healthy appetite for grass roots.

Get rid of them. --99.59.x.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 11:41 PM
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So far, we two votes for capital punishment. Are there any animal rights activists here? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 12:11 AM
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I have live traps I use to relocate to the city park. Although I wouldnít have a problem with killing it, however I ainít in the country and cameras are everywhere. I have re homed many opossum, raccoons, porkeypines, the skunks I let animal control come take care of them. Havenít had a ground hog yet. If you canít trap it, for fun fill his hole entrances with concrete. See how long it takes to dig new tunnels. lol --75.141.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 12:18 AM
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Was it a groundhog that drove Bill Murray Chase crazy in Caddyshack? I gotta watch that movie again. Very funny. --209.122.xx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Sean [OR]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 1:06 AM
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Better call Carl Spackler, although he might do more damage to the yard than the ground hog does. --47.28.x.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 2:29 AM
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Roy, I am a member of PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals.

You could get a fox. When we wee at glacier park we watched a fox chase squirrels in front of the lodge. He'd race to the hole they dove down, then he'd chase another, always a second or two late. Poor little guy.

Not that I condone cold blooded murder. But unless you can live trap them and relocate them to the yard of a neighbor you don't like, I'd say silenced .22, unless you are in city limits, then I don't know what you use. Explosives I think was Bill's solution. :D

--47.216.xx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:01 AM
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LTD,

All of my properties are within in city limits, however, this is AL and the 2nd Amendment is only law here people know by heart. Like Homer, I may attempt to do live trapping and just do a self-help eviction.

This groundhog is identical to one in the movie Caddyshack. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:42 AM
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If leave them alone. They're way in the back. No big deal. --71.10.xx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:43 AM
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Hey Homer,

Where do get your live traps from? What bait do you use inside the trap? --68.63.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:16 AM
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When I grew up on my parents small farm a dead woodchuck was good for an ice cream cone,i was pretty good trapping them with leg hold traps but they are easy to catch that way.In the city away from a building I would probably just leave them alone.My dad poured gas down 2 holes one time and lit a rag and threw it down a hole and it blew up and came out another hole we didn't even know was there. You can get a hav a hart trap at agway,tractor supply maybe even Walmart or online probably,what kind of redneck are you that doesn't know where to buy traps? GKARL and Roy,i think you guys are showing your age having watched caddyshack when it first came out,great movie but I am showing my age too I guess, NE will be on soon to tell us he never heard of it --72.231.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:30 AM
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I love caddy shack!

My grandfather used to smoke them with poison gas bombs. Doubt you can even buy them today. He'd light it and throw it down the hole and throw dirt on top.

Cantaloupe will be a good bait for your trap if you have a heart. You could always lay 10' away with a BB gun aimed at the hole and wait for it to stick its head out. Good enough BB gun to the head would do it. --50.32.xxx.xx




Would this concern you? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:32 AM
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Stew or BBQ'ed?

Roy AL what ya say? --99.103.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:46 AM
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No. I have them living directly under my porch. They don't smell or anything like that. They eat grass and weeds but may eat flowers. They also like an occasional peanut or dish of dog or cat kibble. The babies are very cute also and will get friendly and come up for peanuts. They could probably undermine a wood shed floor if they decided to live there. Around here they get trapped and moved if necessary. I obviously like them and wish them well. --173.61.xxx.xx




Would this concern you? (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:13 AM
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Used to have these critters at a house I lived in. The tunnels make the ground very soft and can collapse. Always worried about the kids turning an ankle while out in the yard, until I did one day while mowing. It may be an unwinable battle, but I would fight it. Get rid of them. Try trapping if you want, but get rid of them. --72.209.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:32 AM
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We had ground hogs in the backyard of our previous personal residence, so I bought a live trap at Home Depot. It's a large "cage" that collapses down flat but then can be set up and braced easily in place. There's an opening at one end attached to a spring that you prop open. It's connected to a trigger plate at the other end of the trap so when the animal steps on it the "gate" slams shut and latches. Animal can't escape. I just picked the whole thing up (hissing groundhog included) and toted him out to the country and released him.

For bait, I used peanut butter on Ritz crackers. I also caught an opossum this way. --173.20.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:40 AM
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Say good night.

Vehicle tailpipe, hose to hole. ( Carbon monoxide )

--184.53.x.xx




Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:42 AM
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'what kind of redneck are you that doesn't know where to buy traps?'

@ Ken- My neck only gets red when I am out in the sun too long and don't wear a straw hat. I am not the typical southern redneck that Jeff Foxworthy made jokes about. I'm educated and my primary residence does not have wheels attached to it. And I don't go to family reunions to meet women either. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:43 AM
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They can destroy the under belly of a mobile home. As they did at mine. Everyone thought they were cute expect me! Mean Landlord. --99.203.xx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:44 AM
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Family reunions to meet women? Ha ha. Hey, why go across town when you can go across the hall?

Bad taste? A little too far? --174.201.xx.xx




Would this concern you? (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:59 AM
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Roy, I purchased both mine from a local mom and pop store, but amazon has them. Haveaheart live trap, I have the ones with two trap doors. Although a single door should work well too. I have always used dry cat food for my critters, but donít know if that is the bait of choice fir a groundhog --75.141.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 9:00 AM
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NE,

After 13 years of being a LL and renting to ignorant Class C Jeff Foxworthy type rednecks, my skin is thick. No harm taken, I can handle any crude redneck joke you can throw at me. BTW,..I use to have a step-sister that looked pretty good though. --68.63.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 9:10 AM
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Haha. --174.201.xx.xx




Would this concern you? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 10:41 AM
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Around here the ranchers use propane to fill the tunnels. Tube in one end and match on the other end. Not ground hogs but sod poodles (prairie dogs). The tunnels are heck on livestock and horses who often break a leg stepping into the holes.

You might check with the city animal control, ours will loan you a live catch trap and then come and remove it when you catch them. --50.26.xx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 10:49 AM
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I've heard that they are edible. I haven't tried it though. They vegetarians and practically odorless, so the meat should be clean and tasty. They are lazy, so the meat should be tender.

They are fairly harmless except for the damage they do to the yard and they love to get underneath garden sheds and remove the dirt supporting them.

I enjoy watching them, but prefer to watch them on someone else's property. I don't allow them to live on mine. I don't relocate pests, making them someone else's problem. If I don't want them, I deal with them properly.

Poisoned cantaloupe is how the professionals deal with them. A next door neighbor if mine just shoots them. My dogs deal with them by giving them an eviction notice. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 3:19 PM
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So, we can assume this isn't an ESA gopher? --108.69.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 1:33 AM
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Roy,

Live traps at any farm supply store.

PLEASE take the waaay out into the country, NOT your local city park!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 2:59 PM
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BRAD BBQ'ed or Grilled?

O'regan-- if you poison the cantaloupe I wouldn't eat them? just sayin? Roy what say you? --99.103.xxx.xxx




Would this concern you? (by Wilma [P]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 3:05 PM
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Groundhogs lazy? Not around here. They can climb, too - the first time I saw our Mulberry tree swaying and realized that an adult groundhog was gorging itself, 15' off the ground, I was surprised!

About the Havahart traps. Groundhogs like tunnels that open on both ends, so leaving one door down doesn't work too well with them. Put the trap somewhere that it appears to the groundhog that it has a safe exit out the other end to a woodpile, bush, etc. Baiting with apples has worked best for me.

Don't forget to spring the traps at dusk, or you'll catch a skunk! If you DO catch a skunk, use a long pole to flip the Havahart upside-down, and the doors will fall open, allowing it to escape. (I have heard people say that the skunk can't spray from the trap, as it's tail will be held down, but I wouldn't risk it!)

Wish I could still trap those buggers - but our suburban county does not allow for the relocating of groundhogs any more, and the fine for doing so is stiff. So far, we live in peaceful coexistence - but it one gets into my tomato corral, they are toast!

Good luck! --151.197.xxx.xx




Would this concern you? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:09 PM
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.22 --24.101.xxx.xx



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