Mr. Smarty Pants groundhog is totally ignoring my baited trap. I just poured a can of beer into the grass and into the trap and along a line leading to the entrance of the trap the to the gap under the shed where the groundhog comes and goes. How can he resist?
I also added some lettuce leaves leading into the trap. I have a raspberry bush that's yielding more beautiful red berries than I can eat, so I placed some berries on the lettuce. There is a cornucopia of a salad bar leading into the trap. I look out the window and check periodically. I get the feeling that he is laughing at me.
When I was a kid I had a pet groundhog. Actually it was more my dad's pet and he told people it was my pet. I hated the dam thing because it gave me a nasty bite once on the web of flesh behind my Achilles tendon. No lasting damage to my foot was done. I learned that groundhogs love beer and will drink them self drunk. The good news is that they do NOT sing when they are drunk. They simply go to sleep.Pour the beer in a bowl and see if you can get him drunk.