Please help. Is this considered a pest?

meyermike_1micha(5)June 27, 2010

A GROUND HOG!

How does one rid an animal like this that comes in through your neighborhood eating all our perennials and annuals along the way as it passes through my backyard?

I have lost countless of marigolds, coleous, tomatos, vegetables, small bushes, and ect. It is awful.

Any ideas?

Thank you..

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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Obviously a pest. In my state any animal that destroys anything is a varmint and can be shot. Not within city limits legally but I would shoot it anyway. I'm on the outskirts in a rural area and my neighbors wouldn't care. You might be able to trap it with some fresh greens and the county might supply the trap and take it away.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 1:48AM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Live trapping is about the only option you have in Massachusettes, shooting anything out of season is really frowned on there and discharging a fireamrm in the cities even more. However, if you do live trap understand that moving a wild animal without a license is also frowned on there, so some provision must be made ahead of time of what to do with what you trap.
Your critter could be a groundhog, a gopher, or voles, rats, mice.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 8:04AM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Here's the regs for your own state for dealing with groundhogs/woodchucks. There is no permit available for relocating.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mass.gov - groundhog pests

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 10:54AM
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tdscpa(z5 NWKS)

If you live in Massachusetts, you have to catch it live, place it in your vehicle (or a cheaper junk car), drive your car into a pool of water, and let it drown.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 2:08AM
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