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UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9195509

The local groundhog found my garden, which has a 4 foot fence of chicken wire on two sides (staked down with sod staples) and an old wooden fence and brick house on the others. The wooden fence apparently doubles as a gate for groundhogs. I've tried my solution for deer, rabbits and chipmunks but it doesn't phase the Hog, which has been in Hog Heaven for the last two days.

Plugging the hole simply makes another hole.

I have thought of an open ended live trap to get him but I'm not going to spend the money on a trap not when there are much cheaper ways although not as humane.

Anybody had success with the same problem?


NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9195537

If he can't get through the chicken wire side, why not cover the wood fence with chicken wire?
UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9195543

That is a good question. I'm not exactly sure that he can't, I believe at this point he is just taking the easiest route.

NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9195607

For what it's worth, my resident groundhog doesn't (yet?) get through my hogwire/chickenwire fence. I haven't seen him try, but it seems unlikely he wouldn't take a crack at it.

Or I may be lucky. I understand they can climb trees, so climbing a wire fence shouldn't be too tough for them.
Joyous
Himrod, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 6, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9195617

Just happened onto this thread and had to laugh. We have had groundhog, woodchuck problems over the years and my guys have their own way of taking care of them. Enough said, but here is one we had this spring and yes they whistle too.

and yes it is real. DH was out working in the yard and looked into the brush lot and there he was.

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UMD_Terp
Central, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 6, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9195638

Joyous- that is my cheap effective solution, just wondering about others experiences with the Hog.

Nicole- I would try that if I had any extra left!

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