Our front yard seems to have acquired a gopher (what -is- the difference between a gopher and a ground hog?). We’ve acquired some type of nasty ground digging rodent who is pushing up dirt piles in the front yard.
Marc went to Home Depot to get the “gopher elimination implements”. The helpful staff at Home Depot told Marc that the way to eliminate the gopher was to “fill the gopher holes full of water.. then when the gopher runs out, bash him with a shovel”.
It seems a little barbaric.. and frankly reeks of “snipe hunting” but we’re game.
After several days of filling gopher holes full of water we’re starting to look for another option. At this point, assuming our gopher doesn’t have gills, we’re thinking that one of the gopher holes empties out in our crawlspace.. So everytime we fill up the gopher’s home the gopher escapes to the crawlspace.. and we’re pumping gallons of water into the crawl space. Considering how anti-water-in-the-crawlspace I am… we’re looking at other ideas.
My brother recommended that we hold off on using dynamite until a later time.
So.. what do you suggest?