Posted by John Fasoldt on 21:10:01 8/2/2016 from 184.108.40.206:
In reply to: Re: Groundhogs/Woodchucks posted by Steve on 14:41:21 8/2/2016 from 220.127.116.11:
Do everything out of the public eye... Behind bushes, the garbage cans, any kind of cover and don't blab about it. And those prices are a bit high, but you're in Mass...
What to do with the body? Put it in a black garbage bag and bury it in another bag of trash and put it out in the trash.
Yeah, I know. It ain't easy to kill anything. But it isn't as though it's endangered or anything... Besides, if you get one that digs by your foundation, you could have a basement wall collapse, it's happened!
Ask around and see if you can get "Giant Killers." It's a "bomb" of sorts, you light it like a firecracker, stuff it in their burrow and cover the hole with a shovel full of dirt. It kills what's in there! You can't use this next to a habitable building, you can't have the fumes leak into a structure. Not sure if you can get them in Mass, but probably in NH.
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