No more Mr. Nice guy. That groundhog is too smart for me.

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  1. davethehiker

    davethehiker

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    I SUSPECT THAT YOU ARE CORRECT. I messaged him on my smart phone and will let you know what he says. He did say that it comes with a tool to set it, and these come with such a tool.
     
  2. davethehiker

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    You are correct! He texted me back an said it was a "Conibear" trap. He must have a lot of them!
     

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    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    They work Dave,even under water.'08.
     
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    Do Conibear traps come in different sizes? What size would you want to buy for a groundhog?

    They would probably work well in locations out away from my barn, and I'll probably buy one for those locations. However I have a barn cat.

    This cat absolutely refuses to live in our house. But she loves my barn where I store hay. I feed her some food daily, but she's the best mouser I've ever had. Almost no cut square bale hay strings, since I got her.

    I'd sure hate to see her killed with one of those traps. And of course the most severe groundhog problem is around the barn. Just my luck.
     
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    Russ in PA

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    I briefly considered a conibear for my groundhog problem years ago, but I was afraid of a cat...or a skunk walking through it. Like almost any trap it is indiscriminate, and there's no releasing an animal from one.
     
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    Dead skunk wouldn't bother me. Dead cat would.

    She's as friendly a cat as you've ever seen, and very pretty also. She's what is known as a 'Tuxedo' cat.

    She would claw you to death if you tried to take her into a house. But in the barn when I go to feed her, she's rubbing around my legs and loves to be petted. I think she has the softest fur of any cat I've ever had.

    My neighbor brought her home as a rescue cat a few years ago for his kids. But she absolutely would not stay in the house. She came over to my barn, where she's been ever since. I called the neighbor and he said I could have her. He had gotten another rescue cat for his kids.
     
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    I'd never heard of this kind of trap. Did some reading and found they are illegal here in Cal with a very few exceptions. The smallest is 6x6 inches.
     
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    ^^^ Figures. Just about everything good is illegal in CA.
     
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    Dave,
    You need to get down to PA fast.
    I need help with a herd of giant squirrels trying to take over the neighborhood. Need your rodent expertise.
    Here’s the first one we got....... it was a real battle.

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    I'm already here in PA. Got my trusty 10mm at the ready.
     
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