I have a problem....

BakerJohn

BakerJohn

Model Railroader, Farmer, Pastry Cook
#1
100025_2a9d30d17d966c9096f030ef16052742.jpg
100026_b7b7bde08ffd684d044d074f8e9911e1.jpg


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

Zerogee

Clencher's Bogleman
25 Oct 2009
16,112
1,538
North Essex
#2
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!)
 
kim

kim

retired at last
27 Apr 2015
626
475
67
Blackpoo
#3
Had to look up woodchuck to find it's a groundhog! Mains voltage through the track at night time:think:
 
BakerJohn

BakerJohn

Model Railroader, Farmer, Pastry Cook
#4
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

Ralphmp

Registered
6 Jan 2010
749
158
Herts
#5
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

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
27 Oct 2009
22,682
2,773
North West Norfolk
#6
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?"

.
Why, as much wood as woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood :nod::nod::nod:
 
stockers

stockers

Trains, aircraft, models, walking, beer, travel
Staff member
GSC Moderator
24 Oct 2009
25,249
3,511
60
Nr. Ashford, Kent. England.
#7
Wire mesh, dug in the ground and clipped to the shed.
 
stockers

stockers

Trains, aircraft, models, walking, beer, travel
Staff member
GSC Moderator
24 Oct 2009
25,249
3,511
60
Nr. Ashford, Kent. England.
#9
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.
 
F

Fred Mills

Registered
27 Mar 2017
793
331
76
Ottawa/Nepean, Ontario Canada
#10
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

Zerogee

Clencher's Bogleman
25 Oct 2009
16,112
1,538
North Essex
#11
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.
 
Madman

Madman

Registered
25 Oct 2009
12,529
1,840
Pennsylvania, USA
#13
Here, in Pennsylvania, the litter bast**d shows his face or not, in February.
Punxsutawney Phil Check him out on Wikipedia.
100084_c74b34bd76c08c7d17a5773e6a82b2bf.jpg
 
ntpntpntp

ntpntpntp

Registered
24 Oct 2009
7,179
229
55
UK
#15
A brick or concrete block should be too heavy for it to excavate?
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
21,078
2,175
Tamworth, Staffs.
#16
A brick or concrete block should be too heavy for it to excavate?
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??
 
BakerJohn

BakerJohn

Model Railroader, Farmer, Pastry Cook
#17
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.
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
21,078
2,175
Tamworth, Staffs.
#20
bye bye Mr. Phil. haha!!

I nearly took a-fence there!
Not to mention a Wicket-Gate, and a small Potting-Shed! ;):rofl::rofl:
(All of which, will mean nothing to our American audience!)