Post by magnumwheelman on Jul 28, 2019 19:53:49 GMT -5
I have never set a trap before... but bought a gopher hawk last year...and had not used it until this weekend ( our 1/4 mile driveway is infested with gophers ) got a picture of a dead snarling critter I trapped this weekend, that I’ll post tomorrow... hoping that wasn’t beginners luck, and I can thin the town on my driveway
Post by magnumwheelman on Jul 29, 2019 6:01:56 GMT -5
ugly critters they are... this not one of those cute striped gophers... more like a mole on steroids... though I have seen the striped as well... wonder if they use or take over the pocket gopher tunnels???
I happened to catch one of the mounds with an open hole, after mowing the ditches, & just dropped the gopher hawk into the hole... the trap comes with a poker, to push through the plugged holes as well, but we're still getting so much rain, that even fresh dug holes, they are able to pack with wet dirt, & I'm skeptical I'll be as lucky trapping into a plugged hole... will be keeping my eyes open for another mound in the process...
I have a good sized gopher town on both sides of the driveway... if I had more time, I might be able to pop a couple stripes in the fresh mowed ditch, but I never have the spare time, when they are active... it's kind of embarrassing, when the neighbors stop by asking if they can scoop up the gopher dirt for potting
Post by tinkerpearce on Aug 16, 2019 0:57:39 GMT -5
Caught this little fella muckin' about near my tomatoes. I thought the .38 in my pocket might draw unwanted attention and grabbed the nearest .22, this single-shot target pistol. Emptied his skull from a few yards out.
"My ghosts are riding me hard today." "Yeah, well maybe you should'a thought a' that before you went out and made a buncha' ghosts."