I think I'm going to have to get a frog gig to catch a gopher. Notice the pile of dirt at the bottom of picture. It has slung dirt that now fills about a third of my goldfish pond.
Some of these rocks where it resides are too heavy to move. I can't get the little devil out. He is happy to keep digging. I've tried the sonic beeper to run him off. Didn't work. I bought some traps - can't figure out how to use them. The old trap I used at the farm worked wonderful. Caught them every time. I'd resort to poison, but I'm afraid the weenies would get into it. As per the advice from an old-timer, I tried a stick of Juicy Fruit gum, both chewed and unchewed - didn't work.
But, I am desperate. This little sucker has burrowed down eight feet to the lower yard and has a giant hill built around my Nandina bush that has so many stalks from the ground up, I can't get anywhere close to it. And, this bush is many years old and I don't want to lose it.
Today, as a last resort, I am going to use one of those gasser things that you light and stick in the hole. Never tried one, so don't know how that is going to work. I just hope he comes out of that hole choking and I am going to choke him some more. They are cute so I feel kind of bad, but I am going to have to drain this pond and shovel out all the dirt, so he's not that cute.
Don't know what else to do.