I may attempt to murder a gopher ... I just might stoop to that level (so help me God)

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Up until now I've been trying to pee down his hole with chemicals, such as hydrochloric acid, pool bleach, industrial ammonia, etc.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/10951556915_571d8bc73c_o.gif
But, this guy (or family?) is already turning my freshly wood-chipped "lawn" into dirt piles!
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Looks like I'm going to have to get tougher than just using annoying chemicals!
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That's *not* a gopher hole; it's waaaaaaay too small. You have chipmunks.
Get a rat trap, and bait it with raisins. If you have pets or small children, make sure they can't reach it: a rat trap will crush a dog's or cat's paw, or a child's hand.
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use a live trap and relocate whatever is bothering you.
but seriously how bad are some chipmunk holes?
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Looked like a chipmunk to me too, but maybe more pictures or observation would help.
I've got quite a few chipmunks, and sometimes they are a problem. I had one get under the area my garden hose hangs and the ground collapsed.
Then I had a city right by the front door that the postman kept sinking into.
I mostly block the entrances so they go somewhere else.
My guests really like watching them scamper around at barbecues. So, I say live with them but deal with digging where you don't want it.
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On 11/29/2013 10:36 PM, Dan Espen wrote:

1) Trap and move is ineffective. My Dad did that with squirrels in the bird feeder. He concluded it was like trying to make a hole in the ocean by dipping on one side of the boat, and pour onto the other. 2) Shooting the squirrel in your bird feeder is ineffective. My Dad's friend Vic (world war two vet) shot the squirrel in his feeder. Another one arrived the next day. he gave up after having shot 300 squirrels. 3) Chipmunks are cute, but I've known them to do incredible damage. Try feeding them fruit dipped in auto antifreeze, see if that helps.
The RKBA ain't about duck hunting, or deer hunting. It's about politicians and rodents, who are often indistinguishable.
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On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 08:16:26 -0500, Stormin Mormon

Squirrels are evil.

Squirrels are evil. He stopped about 10,000 short.

I've never known them to do "incredible" damage. I've never bothered them. I'd never be allowed to.

That is just animal cruelty. Shoot them if you need to. Trap them if necessary. Poisoning them with antifreeze is horrible. I'm surprised you came up with that one, Mormon.

If you'd said, "snakes", I'd agree. Politicians aren't cute.
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On 11/30/2013 10:23 AM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

I'm surprised you don't know that rivers have still spots.
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On 11/29/2013 7:33 PM, bob haller wrote:

I can see you have never been around gophers, as you call them chipmunks. The holes are big enough for a person, horse, farm animal, or dog to step into and snap a leg bone.
Steve
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On 11/29/2013 8:41 PM, Danny D'Amico wrote:

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On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 01:47:30 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:

Actually, I've seen the guy, and he's not a chipmunk, but, I realize you can only tell from his holes in the picture.
Here is a picture of the cute guy in the summer:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/11125616655_51c5dd5b36_o.jpg
And, here's a picture of the devastation on my "lawn" he wrought:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3672/11125680394_312506924d_o.jpg
I don't like to kill - I just want him to go away - so I already tried all the obnoxious chemicals I could find around my pool:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/11125640846_9fe016e77b_o.jpg
Since then, I covered my "lawn" with wood chips. But, the darn gopher is overturning them with a half-dozen holes daily.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/10951730854_1f773a032d_o.gif
So, it's time to get tough. I already know the main methods, but, I was hoping one of the "obnoxious" methods I was attempting would just make him go away.
I know I can kill him with: a) Exhaust from my vehicle b) Special two-way traps for gophers c) Poisons such as strychnine (which I've never seen in California)
I guess I can try these obnoxious methods: d) Filling his holes up with the garden hose e) Smoking 'em out with something called 'gopher flares' f) Buying a few "gopher snakes" and letting them roam the lawn g) Making repellent cotton balls out of Tabasco sause h) I've heard filling the open gopher holes with dog poo works.
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Even worse: you have chipmunks *and* a gopher.

Yep, looks like a gopher hole.

And *that* is a chipmunk hole.
Rat traps for the chipmunks, and a rat terrier for the gopher.
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On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 04:30:58 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:

I'm done with creating noxious gases out of pool chemicals. I'll try some dog poop in each hole tomorrow. Then, I'll move on to flooding them out. If that doesn't work, a road flare or two may smoke 'em out. And, if that still doesn't work, I might move on to the exhaust gas method; but that actually kills 'em, so, I prefer not to move forward to traps which do kill 'em fer' sure.
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On 11/29/2013 09:10 PM, Danny D'Amico wrote:

Hi Danny,
Dig out about a foot of their hole. Cram cat s-- down the hole. Dried cat pee from the litter box works too. Cover the hole back up. Felines are their mortal enemies.
-T
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On 11/29/2013 09:18 PM, Todd wrote:

What? Real men don't have cats? Try this: "Excuse me kind neighbor. Might I impose upon you for a steaming hot cup of cat s---?" Should do the trick. :-D
-T
I am going to the bad hell for jokes like that. I just know I am going to wind up playing golf for eternity with Stormin' :'(
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On 11/30/2013 12:25 AM, Todd wrote:

I've already used the word catshit on Usenet, so we'll have each other for company. Well, at least I didn't use the A word, the B word, the C word.... oh, wait, catshit. I'm doomed.
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Could be worse. It could be a weekend of golf with Obama.
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On 11/30/2013 9:27 AM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

Is it true that according to veteran golfers, the term "Bad Lie" has been replaced by "An Obama"?
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On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:34:06 -0600, Unquestionably Confused

Wow, the double entendre in that one! I like it!
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On 11/30/2013 10:27 AM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

Don't tell me he cheats on his score card?
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On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:48:26 -0500, Stormin Mormon

Well, he's a socialist. Of course he lies about his lies. he can't help it.
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