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DRN
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I made certain the 7 groundhogs I relocated had to cross 2 arterial streets, 1 Interstate, and the Jersey Turnpike to get back.

outside in
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Post by outside in »

We read somewhere that they have to be transported at least 1/2 mile for them to relocate- they have quite a range in size too!

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Post by Rood »

If anyone knows a good way to get rid of burrowing gophers and moles let me know.

classic form
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Post by classic form »

.22 winchester

SDR
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Post by SDR »

This thread has taken a . . . turn.

Keep it up !

S

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My "friends" are always at home, and they seldom if ever come out to play, so a gun is absolutely worthless. Once, when I was trying to drown them out, a mole poked his head through the exit hole, gasping for air. I got him by bopping him on the head with the end of my hose. Ugly critters, and absolutely devastating to lawns and gardens.

egads
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Post by egads »

Having once battled them, I have done some Googling. Here is my favorite, although impractical for a home sized problem: some golf course guy invented a machine with a long wand. One sticks the long wand into an entrance to a hole, then the wand fills the hole with propane that is then ignited. Boom! Dead moles & collapsed channels.

I bought the vile, keep away from children and other animals chemical pellets. Also a device that you stick onto the ground to place the pellets.

I have had two different neighbors do these things: one inserted road flares and the covered the hole with a stepping stone. It was amazing to watch just how many places in the yard smoke emerged.

Another neighbor attached a hose to his car and inserted that into the hole. Of. Course the car was aHonda so who knows how much actual exhaust was produced.

DavidC
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Post by DavidC »

Rood wrote:If anyone knows a good way to get rid of burrowing gophers and moles let me know.
Fast-forward to 8:30 in this video to see how to deal with moles.


David

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

When you relocate Chip 'N' Dale, aren't you just giving someone else your headache?

DRN
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Post by DRN »

When you relocate Chip 'N' Dale, aren't you just giving someone else your headache?
I try to be a good neighbor...I release my "varmints" in a vacant semi- wooded field of about 10 acres sandwiched between a township's road maintenance yard and a heavy equipment contractor's yard, well away from residential properties.

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done

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Post by SREcklund »

Outstanding!
Docent, Hollyhock House - Hollywood, CA
Humble student of the Master

"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Sweet. John gets the most out of the original trim pieces in his restorations, where they sometimes exhibit a lovely "unfinished" honey/ocher glow (see, for instance, Jacobs I and Mary Adams) -- in photos, at least ?

One thing I see in the design (always a pleasure to view in fresh condition !) is the syncopation of the vertical structural array (that's "studs" to you), first floor vs. second, at the windows. See the Evans residence for another example.

The roof and its fascia look good, don't they . . .

SDR

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Post by peterm »

Lovely, John!

Are you finished or is there still a "punch list"? (The exterior certainly appears to be complete...)

SDR
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Post by SDR »

A wonderful picture, with the lush enclosing foliage. Is it still so green, in November ?

We see just a touch of the shadow of an open upstairs casement with its horizontal muntins; another shot with the windows shut would be nice, too.

SDR

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