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

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by davethehiker, Jul 3, 2020.

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    That title cracked me up.
     
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    This thread is epic.

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    If you can locate his hole drop a road flare in the hole and cover.
     
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    I thought it could not get better than mole or chipmunk stories, but this is pretty good.

    Following for the inevitable comedy gold to come. :D
     
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    Why especially an air gun? My $100 air rifle puts out .22 caliber lightweight pellets at around 950 FPS. It easily stops woodchucks, raccoons, squirrels, or what ever target I am pointing it at. Practice, practice, practice, and with an air rifle the rifle, or pistol and the projectiles are really inexpensive, comparatively.

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  7. davethehiker

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    I get no respect! I just made a run to the store and bought a cantaloupe and two apples. My wife accompanied me on the trip. On the way back home, as I reached the top of my driveway, the little fat groundhog crossed in front of my car with that quick comic waddle they have. My wife shouted at the groundhog, "Run groundhog run!" She must think he is Forrest Gump.
     
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    Obviously, he's got someone on the inside. And I think you know who it is.
     
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    If I were skinny enough I could crawl through the gap under the shed and find their hole. I'm not that skinny, but if I could reach the hole, I know how to manufacture Chlorine gas in the form of a heavy green foam the penetrates down into his nest and kills EVERYTHING! I did wipe out a nest next to my home that way a few years ago. They are back. It's a never ending battle.
     
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    If it's a male ground hog you could try this tactic efjl8is7web11.jpg
     
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    I just placed about quarter of a very ripe cantaloupe in the back of the cage. I put a half of a Granny Smith apple next to that. I poked a hole in the apple half and ran a wire tie through the apple securing it to the side of the cage. I ran a long thin stick into the top of the cage penetrating the cantaloupe and into ground under the cage. What ever enters that tarp will need to work a bit to abscond with the meal.

    There are a few hours of daylight left and the groundhog is active running about my yard. When it gets dark I'll go out and trip the trap so the door slams shut keeping the raccoon from reaching the bait.
     
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    Belt loop, bump fire



    Seriously, leg hold trap and tomorow. 22. Then to the roasting pan.
     
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    How Epstein should have killed himself
     
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    That squirrel is begging you to shoot him...
     
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    Don't set the trap on hair trigger. If the trap isn't totally stable, it will spring prematurely and the door will whack him in the head before his body is fully in the trap and away he will go. You will never get him near the trap again.
    Ask me how I know...
     
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    The cantaloupe and apple are still in the cage trap this morning. I closed the trap door so the raccoon could not reach the bait last night. I went out and reset the trap just now. Big black aunts have discovered the ripe cantaloupe and are eating it.

    I'm waiting for the groundhog to enter the trap.
     
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    I attached a metal flex dryer hose to my tractor exaust for 5 minutes and got them all. A lot safer than chlorine gas.
     
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    I'm sure your way is safer. My method of producing Chlorine gas also produces Hydrogen gas that is dangerous if it comes in contact with spark of flame. I wish I could easily reach the entrance their hole.
     
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    Good one Dave. greensupergrin.gif
     
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