• Hi All I think many of you are not aware of the user profile options, if you hover over the small round icon top right of the screen, it may be black, have 2 letters or even your avatar, it will bring up a menu with lots of options for you to play with. One that we like to see used is the setting of an avatar (little picture) you can now also upgrade your account to remove adverts. Paul

I have a problem....

BakerJohn

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It's a woodchuck. I saw him today - fat son of a b!tch... He's got two holes on the other side to that don't bother the track at all, but he dug these today and they are gonna cause some problems. I was thinking either a rock edging or short, sturdy fence (not just for show) to protect the right of way. Thoughts?
 
Zerogee

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Immediate thought was a .22 rifle.... solves both the railway vandalism AND tomorrow's supper question in one go..... :devil:

Jon (slightly tongue-in-cheek, before anyone has a sense of humour failure!)
 
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Had to look up woodchuck to find it's a groundhog! Mains voltage through the track at night time:think:
 
BakerJohn

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Immediate thought was a .22 rifle.... solves both the railway vandalism AND tomorrow's supper question in one go..... :devil:

Jon (slightly tongue-in-cheek, before anyone has a sense of humour failure!)
I grabbed my bb gun... that's the best I can do personally. Of course, once I had it, i couldn't find the damn thing...

Had to look up woodchuck to find it's a groundhog! Mains voltage through the track at night time:think:
That would probably work... might work on the dogs too though...
 
Ralphmp

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Looks like we almost have a real life version of the old question

"How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

I know - hat, coat, door but it is my birthday tomorrow so please don't be too harsh.
 
Rhinochugger

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Looks like we almost have a real life version of the old question

"How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"

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Why, as much wood as woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood :nod::nod::nod:
 
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Wire mesh, dug in the ground and clipped to the shed.
 
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On our chicken run, to keep the fox out, we bent the mesh in to an L shape, with several inches projecting away from the building just a few inches down in the soil. Limits their ability to dig under it.
 
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You DON"T have a "Problem"...you have a challenge...!!
Some times, the liberal use of "MOTH BALLS" will dissuade critters from inhabiting such places.
Fr.Fred
 
Zerogee

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You DON"T have a "Problem"...you have a challenge...!!
Some times, the liberal use of "MOTH BALLS" will dissuade critters from inhabiting such places.
Fr.Fred
What, chucking them at the little b*ggers.....? :devil:

Jon.
 
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Here, in Pennsylvania, the litter bast**d shows his face or not, in February.
Punxsutawney Phil Check him out on Wikipedia.
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A brick or concrete block should be too heavy for it to excavate?
 
BakerJohn

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They are furry diggers..
I don't think a brick would stop it.. It might also go through the shed, as a path of least resistance??
That's why I'm thinking I'll leave as many holes alone as I can and try to erect some kind of fence that would actually keep the right of way clear. I was thinking fence boards screwed to a 2x2 post that's stuck a few feet (~ a metre) into the ground.