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How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?

For a wide array of sadistic jokes (I hope they're jokes!), google "how to get rid of groundhogs." O.o

At least there are a few practical suggestions sprinkled among the shenanigans. Because the Very Determined little guy who's decided to homestead under our shed has re-dug the damn burrow three times.

What is it with this year and wildlife? I didn't even know we had woodchucks around here.

In other news, the year's first clearing of the behind-the-garage jungle has been accomplished. This time I managed it early enough that I got through it all with the branch loppers and didn't have to resort to the saw. I will never, ever, ever get over the weeds in my yard being TREES.

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irish_horse
Jun. 27th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
You can commiserate with yeopard over woodchucks...

on second thought, don't get her started....
wiliqueen
Jun. 27th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
I can well believe it! Maybe she would be entertained by some of the smartassery? My favorite was the one that suggested introducing a mated pair of rabbits. "Of course, then you'll eventually have a rabbit problem and have to get a pair of alligators, but worry about that down the road."
irish_horse
Jun. 27th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
Again with the alligators!
wiliqueen
Jun. 27th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
It all makes sense now! The gator in your dream was coming to the door to peddle his services in getting rid of the woodchuck. ;-D
irish_horse
Jun. 27th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Of course! If I'd only listened instead of running, I'd have known that! ;D
neadods
Jun. 27th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
*gets all backwoods*

"Good eatin' on a woodchuck..."
wiliqueen
Jun. 27th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
And here I expected that one to come from amilyn! :-D
cheekygal
Jun. 27th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
Get the Havahart traps and bait them with tomatoes. I speak from experience!
wiliqueen
Jun. 27th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That's Plan B after "stink up the place," which only involved ducking into the garden department and spending $5.

Havahart traps were the most popular serious recommendation (albeit markedly outnumbered by the Caddyshack-inspired variations), so it'll definitely be my go-to if eau de rotten egg doesn't make him skedaddle on his own.
maiac
Jun. 27th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
I have no helpful suggestions (though I wonder whether sprinkling mothballs around the woodchuck's preferred location would be a deterrent), only sympathy. I'm guessing it's not the woodchuck that's the problem per se, but the holes the woodchuck is digging.
wiliqueen
Jun. 27th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
I saw the mothball suggestion, but ended up getting an even-more-inexpensive-by-volume canister of granules that smell faintly (to human noses) of rotten eggs. They're supposed to last at least a month outdoors, so we'll see.

And yes, the hole is the issue. Well, that and the fact that he's a disconcertingly bold fellow. Something apparently smelled very interesting at our back door (up four steps and across the deck!) the other night.
grammarwoman
Jun. 29th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I will never, ever, ever get over the weeds in my yard being TREES.

UGH, YES. I am about ready to declare genocide on every maple tree within a mile of my house, because I am so tired of all the damn helicopters taking root overnight.
wiliqueen
Jul. 1st, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
I love all the trees in our neighborhood, but yeah, that does get a little exasperating.
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