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Title: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: MaineShark on May 11, 2010, 02:58 PM NHFT
We have a groundhog (or woodchuck, depending upon who you ask) digging lots of holes and eating our garden.

We want it removed safely (by safely, I mean with minimal damage or danger to ourselves and our neighbors; the critter's safety is not our concern).

If someone wants to trap/shoot/eliminate the critter, we'd be willing to discuss prices (FRN's, silver, or other barter).

Thanks,
Joe
Title: Re: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: thinkliberty on May 11, 2010, 03:20 PM NHFT
I assume you've tried 'Juicy Fruit' gum? It kills them.  see: http://www.almanac.com/content/woodchucks (http://www.almanac.com/content/woodchucks)

If you aren't poor and would rather humanely get rid of the pest I'd suggest a havahart trap:
http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Garden-Center-Animal-Pest-Control-Animal/Havahart/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xn8ZapzyZpl/h_d2/Navigation?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&omni=b_Havahart (http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Garden-Center-Animal-Pest-Control-Animal/Havahart/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xn8ZapzyZpl/h_d2/Navigation?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&omni=b_Havahart)

Title: Re: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: MaineShark on May 11, 2010, 03:41 PM NHFT
If we trap it, we won't just release it to be a nuisance for someone else.  But if we do trap it, we'll only use a live trap, because we don't want to kill a neighbor's cat, instead.

However, we'd rather not invest in a Havahart for a one-time use, if we can find someone who already owns one.

Joe
Title: Re: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: shyfrog on May 11, 2010, 04:45 PM NHFT
http://www.rodenator.com/ (http://www.rodenator.com/)  >:D
Title: Re: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: Otosan on May 11, 2010, 05:36 PM NHFT
If you know which hole is the main one or one that the critter uses most, pour some Red Devil Lye into the hole.
It gets on the critters feet and they will lick it off, and.....well no more critters.
Worked here.
Also soak some corn in antifreeze and leave near hole, make sure other critters can not get to it.
Title: Re: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: 41mag on June 29, 2010, 09:41 PM NHFT
If someone wants to trap/shoot/eliminate the critter, we'd be willing to discuss prices (FRN's, silver, or other barter).
What you didn't care for my shot?
Title: Re: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: rs38bj on July 20, 2010, 02:19 PM NHFT
naturally you waited to have a groundhog after I came back to KY.  We kentuckians have handled a few of those in our day
Title: Re: Need groundhog/woodchuck removed
Post by: Kat Kanning on July 26, 2010, 06:34 AM NHFT
I think I have one in my greenhouse  :o