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    I left the back door to my garage open last night so now I have a big fat groundhog who thinks he has a new apartment. I will have to go borrow a have a heart trap in the morning. Who knew one would move in so fast!!

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    Oh no! We had a muskrat in our garage once ... the dog chased him out.

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    We had a shrew one time, only in the fall though.

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    Bad enough - I thought you were going to say that someone came in and robbed the place!

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    I have a groundhog that lives under my deck. At times he comes to the steps and sits and looks in at me. I have trapped many of them, and set them free in the woods. If you get a live trap be sure to cut up an apple and put in there you will have it in a few minutes..
    Good Luck!

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    We had one under our shed. Doused a rag with ammonia and he went on his (her?) way and never to be seen again. YAY!

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    He knows winter's coming!

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    Skunk came to visit our garage...nubby took the hand rail from basement steps and gently nudged him out.

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    Hope you catch him

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    be very careful....wild animals will bite when cornered!

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    Please be careful. Snakes have been our problem this year copperheads to be specific. Next door neighbors pooch got bit one day spent night in vet center then came home the next day and got bit again the next morning. He's doing ok but will be on a leash walking for a while.

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    10P.M. last night had little stinker visit my yard, real close to the house. This A.M. he was gone, the smell how ever was not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbshobbies
    10P.M. last night had little stinker visit my yard, real close to the house. This A.M. he was gone, the smell how ever was not!
    same here...sisters dog found him this morning...we had just enoughtime to run to the house...poor dog..

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    Weve had a racoon! Scary! Bigger than my dog !

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    We had groundhog under shed one summer and we put some old brick in the hole thinking we would block it. Well the brick came up missing and we never did find them. Said he must took them down under and built A condo. LOL

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    Ditto ammonia & rag. We had a skunk nest under our shed so DH pulled up on board and I dropped a tied towel drenched with ammonia. Refreshed the ammonia for several days. Skunk moved.

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    we used to get squrrils in ours and they would set off the house alarm

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    A squirrel came in once. Sadly, it found out our dog doesn't take too kindly to uninvited guests. S/he helped our Emily and parents Standard Poodle Eric earn the title "verminator"

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    Just a thought. When you capture the ground hog take it 10 miles away. I found out the hard way that they can find their way back. Then it's much harder to trap.

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    I' m sure that your missing brick was eaten. I did battle for months with a groundhog, never knew what nasty ornery critters they are until he moved into the yard. He ate all my tomatoes, climbed the Pawpaw tree and ate all of those, dug under the woodshed and settled in, squirreled away many rat logs. Borrowed live trap and succeeded in trapping three possums on three different nights, so had to drive miles to free them,(stinky ol' things) and never did get the groundhog. He didn't move, I did.

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    I really liked chasing out a skunk with a stick. How lucky can you get. - J

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    We had a groundhog living under our deck and that wasn't too bad. After it moved out though - a skunk family moved in. Had to have a trapper come and get them out. But that took days and the smell!!!! As soon as he caught them we filled the hole with concrete so no other animal moved in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyn
    Just a thought. When you capture the ground hog take it 10 miles away. I found out the hard way that they can find their way back. Then it's much harder to trap.
    When you release in the country, please try not to do so near farms where they can cause a LOT of crop damage, etc. Try to release them where there are no crops or homes! You wouldn't believe what country dwellers have dumped on them!

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    When you catch 'em, kill 'em. They're vermin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl
    Quote Originally Posted by Lyn
    Just a thought. When you capture the ground hog take it 10 miles away. I found out the hard way that they can find their way back. Then it's much harder to trap.
    When you release in the country, please try not to do so near farms where they can cause a LOT of crop damage, etc. Try to release them where there are no crops or homes! You wouldn't believe what country dwellers have dumped on them!
    You are right, I forgot to say that. Thank you

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