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Old 07-14-2009, 04:31 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default How do I get rid of a Groundhog?

I don't want to trap it. Does ammonia or moth balls work? I heard used kitty litter but I don't have a cat. Also Juicy Fruit gum. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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Personally, I would love to have a yard with my own groundhog, and a fox, some bunnies, etc. What a treat to see something wild in today's sterile world. We spend hours in the wilderness and see nothing on many occasions.

Of course, I realize others don't value that as much as I, so, here's a place to start.

How to Get Rid of Groundhogs (Woodchucks)
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:09 AM
 
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Personally, I would love to have a yard with my own groundhog, and a fox, some bunnies, etc. What a treat to see something wild in today's sterile world. We spend hours in the wilderness and see nothing on many occasions.

Of course, I realize others don't value that as much as I, so, here's a place to start.

How to Get Rid of Groundhogs (Woodchucks)
I m with you I saw a wild rabbit last year and that was the first time I had seen a wild rabbit in yrs . I dont think we have enough as it is .
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I have not had to deal with groundhogs, but have had great success with pocket gophers by soaking cotton balls in amonia, and stuffing every tunnel with it, then sealing the tunnel with soil and a big rock. This did not kill them (I don't think), but kept them on the other side of the fence. . . property adjoined a golf course.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: In my house
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12 gauge buckshot.

kidding
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Why would you not want to trap it? I have them every year and they can destroy a garden overnight!!! Hav-a-heart traps do not injure them at all...Of course once you have them, it's your decision on how to dispose of them...you can always take them a few miles away and let them free...
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Why would you not want to trap it? I have them every year and they can destroy a garden overnight!!! Hav-a-heart traps do not injure them at all...Of course once you have them, it's your decision on how to dispose of them...you can always take them a few miles away and let them free...

Thereby transferring the problem to someone else.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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I said could let them go. I don't think it's fair to inflict them on someone else either... and I don't
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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Personally, I would love to have a yard with my own groundhog, and a fox, some bunnies, etc. What a treat to see something wild in today's sterile world. We spend hours in the wilderness and see nothing on many occasions.

Of course, I realize others don't value that as much as I, so, here's a place to start.

How to Get Rid of Groundhogs (Woodchucks)
Here in south central Kentucky my wife and I have a small garden and we also have baby rabbits and adult rabbits that like our garden. We are putting up wire fence around it so we can enjoy our little friends also.

Our backyard mascot is Woody the large woodchuck or groundhog. We like when he comes around and also his younguns. They are fun to watch and stand on their hind legs they are about 30 inchs tall.

I would never get rid of them cause they have to eat and live somewhere too, and if they stay here they are at least safe.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I said could let them go. I don't think it's fair to inflict them on someone else either... and I don't


My joking tone of voice didn't transfer through the computer.

In MD it's illegal to trap and release elsewhere nuisance wildlife, especially foxes, raccoons and skunks. That's because of rabies. I had a raccoon getting into my crawl space a couple years ago, had to call DNR for an emergency trapping permit and take the animal to the County animal shelter where it was gassed. They had to have the trapping permit number.
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