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Trapping groundhogs
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Tom A    Posted 07-19-2002 at 05:49:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've been wasting a lot of time sitting with a rifle trying to catch groundhogs above ground in the garden...they are eating everything except the weeds.

Bought a hav-a-heart trap so I wouldn't have to wait on them, but so far I can't get one to go in the trap. I know they're still there because they are still eating everything else.

I've been baiting the trap with apple, and tossing some pieces of apple around it, too. So far nothing.

Any suggestions--better bait or some way to position the trap that might help? I'm putting it in some light brush near a hole in the vicinity of lots of damage to my plants.


cooky    Posted 04-25-2007 at 10:56:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have an answer to how much damage they can do if they are living up under your house? I'm afraid he will find a way into my underground basement.

Matt Kennedy    Posted 09-15-2005 at 14:59:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use peaches and im catching ground hogs like crazy.

homo jim    Posted 05-07-2005 at 17:03:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1st. try to eat its tail over a simmered plate of lettuce
2.try to sing to it if u have a bad voice itll die duhhh... if these did not work ur gunna have to consult me and pay me a million dollers to get it to come out with my gayness considering im gay jim!!!!!

jim    Posted 08-21-2004 at 22:50:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
amonia is a good way, poor it down the holes,,then stuff em and cuff em!!

Dottie Adkins    Posted 10-06-2007 at 13:13:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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andrew robertson    Posted 04-11-2005 at 19:42:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what does the amonia do? does it make them come out of there holes fast or does it kill them in the hole?if it makes them come out then how long does it take for them to come out?

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-20-2002 at 09:23:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tom a good way is to find all of their holes, each den has a few, stuff a flex pipe in there and put it on the tail pipe of your car. Let the car run for a while and then start shoveling in the holes, shut off car, remove flex pipe and you are done and so are they.
Later Bob

Scott    Posted 05-28-2005 at 10:47:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Each spring groundhogs dig a hole to get under my house. I have done everything I can think of to keep them away, but they keep coming back. What can I do to prevent this from happening again?

r. chandler    Posted 06-09-2003 at 17:47:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was hoping you might be able to help me. I work at a hospital and this groundhog keeps getting in my car engine. The first time he fell out when I started to back out. I happened to see him again running down the hill and climbing into my engine. I called security and by the time they got there (laughing and skeptical) someone had gotten into their car near mine and he ran out and back up the hill. I have witnesses that the groundhog was in the engine but security looks at me like I should be committed. Iam afraid he will do damage to my car. Any suggestions as to whatI might do to keep this motorhead out of my engine. Bringing my coonhound to the hospital is not a viable option . Thanks any suggestions would be appreciated because I don't think that the insurance company will pay for damage inflicted by a car crazed groundhog.

Animal Lover    Posted 05-13-2004 at 10:51:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ever heard of a HUMANE way of getting rid of animals??? I can only imagine what kind of person you are to write something like that. Thank God I don't know you.

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Redneck    Posted 07-19-2002 at 23:43:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't you got a dog?One chomp from mine and it's off to ground hog heaven.

screaminghollow    Posted 07-19-2002 at 22:16:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
all good suggestions for the trap. Go to the dollar store and get a few bottles of that sudsy household ammonia. Run a hose section as far down as possible and pour in a quart of the ammonia. Sit back with the rifle. He'll have to come out or be asphyxiated by the fumes. If your a fair shot, he's a gonner either way.

Redtractorman    Posted 07-19-2002 at 19:47:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have always used a slice of bread with peanut butter on it and set the trap next to the entrance to there hole.

REDNECKMATT    Posted 07-19-2002 at 14:11:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Forget the live trap use a leg hold trap at the top of the hole, if he is real smart just cover with loose dirt.
PS. don't forget to stake your trap or you'll be diggin for it.

Red Dave    Posted 07-19-2002 at 10:15:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use cheese crackers, the cheep kind you get from a vending machine. They seem to love them. A couple years ago I got 2 (young ones) at once.
Once in a while you can get possums, squirels and skunks too though.

Mike w    Posted 07-19-2002 at 06:27:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would place it close to the garden and bait it with what they are eating from your garden.

ger    Posted 07-19-2002 at 16:33:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have 2 barn cats here that just about clean this place out every year, they only go so far out in the pasture unless the horses are around to protect them from the coyotes,but the sure kill off the gophfers

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