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Little Help With My Critter Woes?

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by Ben E Lou, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Jan 31, 2019
    catjac1975

    catjac1975 Garden Master

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    I am wondering if that is a regional genetic trait. A farmer friend had the best farm dog mutt. It brought home many woodchucks all of the time.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Will loves to go after groundhogs, But Bob calls him off. They can be MEAN. We seem to have far fewer since he began harassing them though.
     
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    ducks4you

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    If you do not drive literally miles to relocate a trapped critter it Will find it's way back to your yard. 1 mile doesn't cut it.
    I can understand why you might not want a dog. They need training and somebody needs to care for them every day. But, why can you not have a cat? You don't have to train them to a litter box, you can leave food and water and clean litter and your cat will be fine all weekend. Do you have family members who are allergic?
    Honestly, without traps or poison a cat or dog is the very best way to control the pests that you have. Maybe plant catnip?!?!?
     
  4. Jan 31, 2019
    catjac1975

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    It is illegal to relocate a wild animal. And no one wants your woodchucks.
     
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    so lucky

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    Yeah, I just checked Missouri's rules on getting rid of pesky critters. It appears that in Missouri, it is not necessarily illegal, but it is highly discouraged. They suggest you trap it then shoot it. Great.
    It looks like in most states it is illegal to relocate.
     
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  6. Feb 1, 2019
    catjac1975

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    If you read the reasons for it makes a lot of sense. One main reason is the animal usually dies anyway. They can't just safely live in another animals territory.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2019
    Ben E Lou

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    Yup. Planning on doing that.
     

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