Re: [gardeners] OT -- GRUMP!!

Allen and Judy Merten (
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 20:36:48 -0500

Hi Ground Hog Haters,
    Have you tried ammonia, pepper spray or mace, moth balls? Can anyone remember
some of the funky old stuff the old timers used to fumigate with? Do you have a leaf
blower that you could blow smoke from something like sulphur down there. Maybe skunk
scent or bobcat urine from the local sporting goods store?
    George, you are too funny!! If you tell your local Cajun it tastes like crawfish
get out of the way in a hurry.
Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.

George Shirley wrote:

> wrote:
> > And I have a family of groundhogs underneath our backporch...washer, dryer,
> > bathroom, pantry out there.  It's built on blocks.  If we don't get them
> > out of there they will undermine it.  The ground is already laced with
> > tunnels - I stuck a hose down there yeasterday to see.  About 12 feet of
> > tunnels.
> >
> > Any ideas?  dynamite is out, also bazookas, grenades...all the things which
> > are effective on groundhogs, the most stupid and persistent animal alive.
> >
> > Lucinda
> >
> > At 08:12 AM 09-04-99 -0600, you wrote:
> > >Everybody better stay out of my way today.  Paper is late, dog says it's
> > >here and he's lying.  Open the sliding glass door on a blizzard.  Damned
> > >calender says it's April 9, but who ever heard of "for April blizzards, may
> > >come your way..."  Got the aches and the garden isn't planted.  All reasons
> > >enough for grumping.  Margaret L
> > >
> > >
> > >
> If you know someone with a standard dachshund you might try to borrow it. Not
> one of the little wimpy things most people keep but the full-fledged badger
> hund. Supposedly they will go in and flush them out. Stand by with your
> Louisville slugger. Remember that young groundhog is a delicacy in some parts of
> the US midwest.
> Alternatively you might drop about a six-foot timber rattler in there and see
> who flushes first.
> Pretty basically, I don't know any good way to get rid of ground hogs. Down here
> we just tell the Cajuns they're good eating, there's a closed season, and the
> game warden is out of state at a convention. They disappear pretty fast. ;-)
> George