Can gophers escape from traps??
Gophers are wreaking havoc in my veggie garden. They've eaten my tomatoes and are now starting to eat my herbs. So I bought a couple of traditional wire gopher traps and tried them out today. At first I was excited because I noticed there had been activity in the tunnels where I buried them, and they were hard to pull out, so I thought I had caught my gophers! But when they reached the surface they were empty.
Is it possible for gophers to get caught in them and wriggle out? It's hard to imagine. I don't want to use poison pellets or anything that might get in my food supply. I read on this forum that some people use soiled cat litter. I tried that, but all it did was make them move their tunnels from one spot to another.
These must be Houdini gophers! ACK! What else can I do??