This is how. I just used a regular old Victor rat snap trap.
I slit a dried apricot and slid it on the trip plate and set the trap
and put it near the chipmunk hole. Then I sprinkled some dried raisins,
cranberries and a cashew around the trip plate and on the ground.
That Walmart tropical trail mix is good for this.
In one day I had my chipmunk's head squashed in the trap. Amazing!
I'll put up with the holes the skunks dig in my yard happily, in
exchange for them destroying the damn beehives contained therein for me.
Had about 4 colonies a month ago, they dug them all up. I can again mow
Rivers are 100% effective in other ways, too. Bags + rocks = 100 success
I have ceased war with the chipmunks in my location. There are just too
many, and my land abuts public land where they breed like rats. I am going
to make some more effective traps to lessen the numbers, but when you get
rid of some others just move in. I have more problems from the big rock
squirrels we have here.
I have red tailed hawks, merlins, a bald eagle that spends about three
months in winter, and all kinds of other birds that eat chipmunks. I have
yet to see them get one.
The other day, a kit fox came in. He was chasing a lizard among some rocks.
A roadrunner was less than six feet away, as well as chipmunks and
cottontail rabbits. All watching it like an episode of American Gladiators.
The fox didn't pay any attention to any of the other animals. Must really
like lizards is all I could figure. We have coyotes that come in the yard.
Lots of predators, including a fat lazy cat that hunts, but only for fun.
She does get lizards and mice, but doesn't seem to mess with the chipmunks.
I think she's been bitten, so avoids them. Around here, I would need twelve
cats, and feed them nothing so they would hunt. But even then, I don't
think they'd keep up with the chipmunk population.
ferrets,minks,or similar animals would be able to hunt them even in their
burrows.(especially the chipmunk babies!)
is the lizard one of those chuckwallas?
Myself,I would enjoy such a large population of wildlife.
Check out "Towser," a Guiness Book of Records entrant.
Towser (1963-1987) was, for 23 years, the mouser-in-chief at the Glenturret
Distillery in Scotland. During her tenure, she caught and killed 28,899 mice
(plus a few random rats, pheasants, and an occasional rabbit). There's a
bronze statue of Towser at the distillery entrance.
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