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Please help. Is this considered a pest?

Posted by meyermike_1micha 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 27, 10 at 13:06


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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RE: Please help. Is this considered a pest?

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.

RE: Please help. Is this considered a pest?

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.

RE: Please help. Is this considered a pest?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 28, 10 at 10:54

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: - groundhog pests

RE: Please help. Is this considered a pest?

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.

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