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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 07:33 PM
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Rural people will understand this... He -IS- risen!
Edited on Wed Oct-05-11 07:37 PM by HereSince1628
Yesterday afternoon I gassed the ground hog burrows along the foundation of the house where the little creep had been digging down along the power service where it comes up to the meter.

I KNOW he was in there, I know I had scouted for burrow openings within 100 ft and had left him only 2 to move through. I spotted him grazing on the garden and I scared him into what was supposed to be his tomb. I set off a fumigant smoke bomb in both openings and covered them with flagstone weighted with large stones and sealed them with some soil when I saw smoke curling up and was sure each bomb hadn't snuffed out.

This noon I came around the corner of the house and I saw it. The STONE WAS ROLLED AWAY! I wasn't exactly thinking miracle at that moment. That marmot had not only slipped the surly bonds of every snare I set since August, an earthly tomb couldn't hold him, either!

The S.O. says not to take it too hard, this COULD be The Chosen One. The stone is rolled away; his tomb seemed completely empty; definitely risen from the grave. And I am not looking forward to his return.
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GKirk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 07:39 PM
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1. I feel your pain...
...all hail the chosen Ground Hog!
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 07:42 PM
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2. Off to Hog Heaven n/t
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 07:46 PM
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3. I wish that were true.
I think I may be a victim of the passover pest plot
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 07:51 PM
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4. Bill Murray - Caddy Shack
I understand your problem. I have had the very same fight with similar results.

I ended up dumping bleach down the hole.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:01 PM
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5. I thought about bleach and ammonia together...
Then I read about the chemistry of potential reactions and found out that depending on ratios of chemicals used, a by-product could be something that is a volatile rocket fuel. It didn't sound like something I should do with the borrows against a foundation.



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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:28 PM
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8. Bleach + ammonia = bad
Really BAD!
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 05:20 PM
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15. Doesn't that produce chlorine gas?
I would think that would do him in.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 05:22 PM
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16. Yes it does
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:05 PM
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6. I was told moth balls would drive them out and away, little shits found the boxes
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in the garage and dragged them into the holes. Weirdest thing...

Of course this was after they had a feast and wiped out my small garden in a few hour time period that I wasn't home! Think they even invited their twelfth cousins from ten miles away.

Good luck, sounds like he may be back later.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:55 PM
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9. But you have to castrate all those moths!?!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 10:04 PM
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12. One at a time.
:rofl:
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:16 PM
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7. Rural and nodding....
In my neck of the woods....north central Vermont....the pest was a black bear. He came twice, tore up everything in the back yard and left with my favorite cylinder birdfeeder in his mouth. The animal kingdom is amazing.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:58 PM
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10. We don't have them critters here
We have possums, racoons (including one who rattles the door for cat food) and our version of a ground hog with armor-armadillos.
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 08:59 PM
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11. Read about a trap for rats on GardenWeb. It is a 5-gal. bucket
Half full of water, with sunflower seeds sprinkled on the surface. Got the seeds. Set it up. Next morning all the seeds were gone. I can only imagine a tall boar coon standing patiently at the bucket half the night, picking each seed out. We throw scratch feed out for our checkens, and attract rats. Just trying to be neighborly...
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 10:09 PM
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13. We don't have problems with ground hogs down here.
The spiders eat them.
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newfie11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 05:49 AM
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14. I can relate here in western Nebraska panhandle
We have a great neighbor but he doesn't do anything about the groundhogs. He has 1 section with them running amuck and this borders our land.

I have discovered that putting USED cat litter in their holes they go back to his side of the fence. If you have cats you might give it a try. The holes I filled 5 years ago are still full of cat litter.

At one time we had so many coming into our fields that we did poison them and of course there is always someone wanting to practice shooting and eager to shoot
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Devin M Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 03:31 PM
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17. I'm all right/Nobody worry 'bout me
:rofl:
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