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Old July 3rd, 2019, 10:14
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Re: I'm Just Getting Started

Cash is 100lbs and is supposed to be on a diet. Berlin was the real pro, I don't know how many she completely ate, but I know there was one I took away from her and another that only half of its head left. The new dog seems more interested in the squirrels and rats in the trees and running along the fence.
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Old July 3rd, 2019, 17:34
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The problem with most traps is they are metal and are really hard on the dogs teeth. No need to fire up the BBQ though.



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I have to laugh.


Varmint #4 and his teeth is a subject all in itself.


This is him with a chew toy he was happy to find in his new home:







No, that is not a potato. Unless perhaps fossilized. New rock. Yippee.


Today I took away from him a broken off corner of a paver, probably a 6-8-10 rectangle 2" thick.


And it is not as it he doesn't have chew toys. I just gave him a fresh squeaky a couple days ago. It still squeaks as of today. He was pestering me with it while I was working on the other side of the fence. (I make my own chew toys for him: Put a heavy duty squeaker inside a Gatorade bottle. Those usually make it past 1 day.)


He is not starving by any stretch either. Just very Mouthy. I had to wrap the walnut tree in the yard with PVC and wire and hook up an electric fence controller to it because he had gnawed his way far enough into the bark that he was pulling it off in shreds, largely in an effort to get to the squirrels. I think he figures if he can't climb the tree he will bring it down to his level.



Yes, Varmint #4 is a bit of a character. I think he gets it from the other 3.
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Old July 3rd, 2019, 23:14
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At our last house we didn't have the red clay for dirt. My Great Dane could dig up gophers faster than they could run through their burrow. He usually caught them in two or three feet. I tried to make sure I found the little buggers first.
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Old July 6th, 2019, 20:32
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If this doesn't capture the sense of defeat I don't know what does:







NEXT!?!
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Old July 6th, 2019, 21:26
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That's a pretty good size gopher.
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That's a pretty good size gopher.
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Old July 7th, 2019, 04:55
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As desperate as I am for Mexican food, I am not that desperate.

But I could put him in a flat rate box if someone else really wants him.
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My dogs are in the 130 lb range and they don't catch a single one. I sure wish they would!
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