Re: [gardeners] Woodchuck cuisine

David G. Smith (
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 14:58:46 -0400

Is a woodchuck the same thing as a groundhog?  My brother-in-law claims to
have caught as many as a dozen in a season using peanut butter for bait.
He also recommends touching the trap as little as possible so it doesn't
get any human smell.  I think he even leaves his outside when he's not
using it.

We have two dogs, and are fortunate (?) to have a really loud one behind
us.  I think the combination keeps most four-legged pests away.  If I could
just get the birds to stop pecking holes in the strawberries and peaches
we'd be in good shape.

David Smith
(In Delaware, where we may finally get some rain!)

At 12:48 PM 7/12/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Peanut Butter sandwich, heavy on the peanut butter!
>The best way to distinguish between weeds and flowers is to cut them all
>-those that come back are weeds.
>Bill Loke  Kars Ontario
>USDA z4b
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Diane Birmingham <>
>To: <>
>Date: Monday, July 12, 1999 11:44 AM
>Subject: [gardeners] Woodchuck cuisine
>>I have a nasty little woodchuck who has eaten all my cukes, squash,
>>pumpkins.  He's making me very angry.  We were give a hav-a-hart and put
>>some tomatoes (nice and juicy) and some lettuce in it.  It has been out
>>for three day now and NO woodchuck.  I did catch, however, a little
>>bunny in it this morning.  Does anyone have a suggestion on what is
>>irresistable to woodchucks, something they just can't pass up, to put in
>>the trap?
>>Diane in CT