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Jerk Groundhog and Exterminator.
« on: June 30, 2022, 10:50:31 am »

Jerk Groundhog:

There is a groundhog under my old broken down back shed. He comes out to sun himself and eat anything anyone grows. I would like to fix this broken down shed, but before I can, I thought I should get rid of him, because he is probably digging around and messing up the foundation. Also, he is eating everyone's vegetables, etc.

I hired an exterminator. $175 for the trap, and $95 per animal.

So far we have set the trap twice and gotten 2 raccoons, which have to be killed by state law (there was a rabies incident about 8-10 years ago). 

1.) This is a fairly wooded area, and I bet there are raccons galore. I can't keep setting this trap and paying $95 per animal, because there are probably who knows how many raccoons around here.

2.) How do I get the groundhog?
I was told he could be released into the woods far away from everyone if he was caught in a trap (unlike the raccoons).
At this point, I don't care anymore. He does not seem to care about the trap and is not falling for it. I would almost shoot him if I could.

What do I do?


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Re: Jerk Groundhog and Exterminator.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 07:50:35 am »

Are you allowed to buy and fire some sort of firearm?

The cheapest firearms + sufficient ammo should cost the same as two traps.

You can shoot him the next time he comes out to sun himself.  You can also hopefully avoid shooting any racoons.


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Re: Jerk Groundhog and Exterminator.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 02:30:45 pm »

Groundhogs are not stupid and as soon as they consider you to be a threat, they will start hiding from you. When they are in their burrow they have a keen awareness of nearby seismic vibrations. It really is a matter of how far you want to take it, because they know where the loot is and their biology demands it. But like any animal, if they are in a state of terror and not crippled and not protecting their young, they may move out.

Read this article about groundhog frustration before you buy farmer's overall and a gun.

Also, if you have groundhogs, you might get rabbits too or even deer. How you protect the veggies will vary according to your opponent's method of attack. As mentioned in the article, animals may wait for some plants to bear fruit before they snack on them.
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Re: Jerk Groundhog and Exterminator.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2022, 03:29:12 am »

Bad luck with this huge problems, i understand you. My home is full of cockroaches, ants, rats, but they don't break my basement and usually i feel good having companions so i feel okay, but a groundhog can break through your basement destroying all the work of the builders. I even give names to cockroaches, try naming the groundhog and calling it few times, and if he comes out TAKE OUT A SHOTGUN.
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Re: Jerk Groundhog and Exterminator.
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2022, 02:57:13 am »

Sometimes dead is better when it comes to this kind of thing, and a gun is the best way to make them dead.
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