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post #31 of 34 Old 07-20-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by myhorsesonador View Post
I've got worse than any of yall. I have state protected tortis (sp?) They make holes like mad! BIG BIG holes.
I've heard! I have a friend in Ocala area who was telling me about them this spring, and her hatred for them lol
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post #32 of 34 Old 07-23-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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yeah.. its funny before they were just at my neighbors house and i would see the product of reproduction haha the little babies were so cute.. but NOW now.. grr.. i wanna run them over with a tank << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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post #33 of 34 Old 07-23-2012, 07:27 PM
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Gophers moved on to a friend's acreage when the land behind was scarified for a golf course. They had to go somewhere. He got a weasel and turned it loose. Those things kill just to kill but it either killed the gophers or they moved out. When my son was 5 I taught him how to snare a gopher with a string around the hole. It was hilarious after he caught one. He was afraid of strangling it so there he was running across the prairie with a gopher running ahead of him still on his "leash". It suddenly dropped dead, or so my son thought. He was inconsolable. I'd tied a slip know so I released it and told my son we'd stand over here, away from the gopher. One eye opened then suddenly it was up and scampering back to it's hole much to my son's relief.
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The fleas on prairie dogs carry Bubonic Plague. They also carry several other diseases. That alone is a pretty good incentive to get rid of them.

We used to get a granule that released cyanide gas when it got moist. Boy, did it work. You would put a teaspoon of the granules in the hole and cover it with a shovel full of sod. The cyanide all dissipates and does not leave anything behind.

It was so effective that they probably took it off of the market or restricted it.

And by the way, the 22.250 my husband has is the best varmit gun around. It shoots so flat that you can knock a running coyote down at 300 - 400 yards. They are awesome guns.
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