Today was garden day. I had put compost on the garden area a couple of weeks ago and let it burn off most of the vegetation that was on top. So today I began tilling in the compost into the ground when I noticed a dreaded gopher mound. Then several mounds one after another. Last year we were infested or overrun with gophers. There were mounds throughout the yard probably in the hundreds. Well, we tried everything. We smoked them, poisoned them, I even sat for an hour till one stuck his head out the hole and I shot is head off. (I was kinda impressed about that) Then we found these nifty little traps that allowed you to catch them and now you knew you actually had got rid of the critter. I think in total we killed 66 gophers in a period of 2 months. Not a single mound has been in our yard for about a year till today. They are slowly migrating back from the pastures and into the yard so I had to take the offensive. This is the progression of the battle.
Their Underground Tunnels
The Traps (You have to have them anchored or they will drag them off)
The Disposer of the Kill (Free dog food)
I have to admit that gopher hunting is not very productive in using your time wisely but it is very fun. I highly recommend that anyone who has never hunted these elusive creatures down should give it a go. I’ve got the fever, and it ain’t for more Cow Bell.
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