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    Stop me before I kill...

    I have a patch of sweet potatoes in my backyard. A groundhog has moved into the neighborhood. Grounghogs love to eat sweet potatoe vines. How do I keep him/her from getting into my sweet potatoes?
    If you care for the life of this varmint, tell me quick. My .22 is sighted in for hollowpoints.005.jpg
    You can barely make out it's bigfoot-esque form in the very middle of this picture. I believe they are in season.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    grrr - I have one in the backyard - it killed one of my potted plants (marigolds of all things) - I mean it ripped the plant out of the pot and tossed it aside to get the roots and the stupid squirrels are working on the other plant - that I moved up from the bottom of the steps to my railing out onto my little back deck. Dam things.

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    Take him for a drive and talk out your differences.

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    get a dog.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Things ain't lookin' good for the rodent.
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    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Groundhog and sweet potatoes would make and awfully tasty pie. Growing any carrots in that garden?
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    Is this the situation?
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    Groundhogs like to live under my front porch. We catch them in a live trap baited with apples and relocate them into a woods 5 miles away.
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    Your options:

    Shoot it if you are using a .22 aim for the body, if you are going for the head, you might need a bigger ***.
    Find where it enters and exits, get a large have a heart trap and if you have a river nearby teach it to swim or relocate it 20 miles away.
    Or get tomatoes and fill them with rat poison and leave them out there for the groundhog to munch on. Won't kill them if it's big enough, but it will make it sick as all get out and can act as a deterrent if small enough the rat poison will kill it.

    At war with a groundhog atm as well and in my situation having train tracks by the back yard and too close to other houses, so shooting is not an option here. Been laying out tomatoes and trapping and relocating. So far 1 small one ate a tomato the first day and had to dispose of it, got another small one via trap and that one went up the mountain that is 30 miles away. Caught a medium sized one in the trap and was relocated 30 miles away.

    Was at 4 when it started, now down to one, the mother, the one that ate 90% of the lillies at the house. Big ugly sucker to boot. May wind up having to shoot it, not sure if the trap will hold it and previous times it has avoided the trap.

    As for squirrels: Small have a heart with a piece of multi-grain bread with chunky peanut butter will do the trick.



    Edit: Oh yeah, get it before it gets to your car/truck, groundhogs can wreak havoc on the electrical system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snydermann View Post
    Groundhogs like to live under my front porch. We catch them in a live trap baited with apples and relocate them into a woods 5 miles away.

    Way too close, you're likely catching the same ones over and over again.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    My .22 is sighted in for hollowpoints.
    Go for it. CBee .22's will do a number and a half on a groundhog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Way too close, you're likely catching the same ones over and over again.
    5 miles away . . . across a bridge and a 4 lane highway. It takes about 2 years for them to return, or for new ones to take their place.

    We've named it "The Groundhog Relocation Project."
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    get a dog.
    This. Preferably one of the Terriers. But be ready for blood on their faces. My schnauzer's are killing rabbits daily (but protecting the tomatos!)
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    Italian Schnauzer's? The Axis powers live again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snydermann View Post
    5 miles away . . . across a bridge and a 4 lane highway. It takes about 2 years for them to return, or for new ones to take their place.

    We've named it "The Groundhog Relocation Project."
    "Groundhog Relocation Project" would be an excellent name for a band.
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    Make sure you dont shoot the tomatoes

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    What if you shot the ground hogs with a tomato ***?



    I would get a dachsund and/or a border collie. My border collie runs down squirrels if they stray into our back yard. I am sure she could run down a groundhog. If not, she would send the dachsund in for the tunnel rat work. Our dachsund killed a rabbit recently. Did the crazy head shaking thing with it and the rabbit head became separated from the rabbit body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I vote for the C4 route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I vote for the C4 route.
    When the only tool in your box is a hammer, all your problems begin to look like nails. just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    When the only tool in your box is a hammer, all your problems begin to look like nails. just saying.
    I have multiple tools sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I have multiple tools sir.
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    and a few others.
    exactly
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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