Thursday, April 9, 2009

My what long teeth you have!


One down, one to go! Thanks for all the tips and comments from my last post. My mom suggested that I tie the bait up in something and wire it to the back of the trap so it would have to pull on it and put pressure down on the door release plate. It worked in less than 2 hours! Boy was that guy mad. We released him in a large park, away from the road. Saw three other groundhogs there too. I hope he's okay. I felt a little bad for him when we left. Now off to set the trap again for the last (I hope)whistlepig.

12 comments:

Zan Asha said...

Whoa!! He is huge! Are you sure it wasn't a beaver?? :D

Jennifer Rose said...

i thought that was a beaver! o.0 he should be fine where you put him :) much better to catch and release then what the people I knew in Alberta would do to them (really bad and sad :/ :( )

Fab Fibers said...

I'm glad you could get rid of him the "nice" way. I would just tell my husband when one would dig around the barn and they would mysteriously disappear. But really they are mean little things.
One chased my son down the driveway when he was little. I think having the dog helps to keep them away from around the house now, and there's plenty of field to roam in.

Kathleen Coy said...

Wow, look at those teeth! I wouldn't want him in the same yard as the little one, that's for sure. Hope he doesn't remember his way back, lol. I didn't know there were two of them! Good luck with #2!

Totally Timmy said...

I think he's cute..glad you let him go!

Pony Girl said...

I thought he was a beaver, too! I never think of groundhogs actually being a nusiance....just something that looks for their shadow on groundhog day! ;)
You signs are really cool. I laughed when you told your DH to take they keyboard. I get the surfing addiction, I have one, too!

Meghann said...

Good for you for going to such lengths to be humane! I'm sure he thanks you, as do we all :)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Yikes girl, and I thought my oppossums and raccoons were a nuisance!! He doesn't look like a happy camper so I'm glad you gave him a new home!

Laurie

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Boy, he IS a big guy! I had a problem with Armadillos when I lived in Texas. lol They brought me to tears on many occasions because they would constantly rip up new seedlings! I trapped several...must say, I lost my patience on many occasions. Good luck w number two!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & wish you & yours a wonderful Easter weekend!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris (-:

Sonia ;) said...

Congrats...Nice picture...he may have been mad at the time...but thankful you didnt shoot him......Ok Im weird I think they are cute....

Smiles,

Sonia ;)

Mona said...

Jennifer, I can relate to your groundhog dilemma, having grown up next to a farm with racehorses in Mechanicsburg, PA. They reproduce like rabbits!

Your paintings and horse signs are beautiful and creative, and I enjoyed reading the story about your studio name on your website.