Sunday, March 28, 2010

We are at war with a GOPHER...

"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior firepower and superior intelligence. And that's all she wrote."

Carl Spackler

Couldn't resist pulling a infamous quote from the hilarious cult movie Caddy Shack! Got a call from Jan on Thursday, she spotted what she thought was a gopher on our property. When I got home, we went out there and sure enough...MORE HOLES!!! Apparently, the holes I noted finding on the property late last year and blamed on either a fox or a coyote must have been this gopher!!! Murphy's law...kept the shotgun handy all weekend but no sight of Mr. Gopher...

Gopher hunter signing out...


  1. You'll need to get him/her before little ones come cause then you will have a bigger problem. Mother nature aint she wonderful...:)

  2. You are soooo in trouble. Those little suckers are awful to have around.

  3. I'm a California native, so very familiar with gophers. We don't have them here in the south east, so I'm surprised you have them up there!

    Good luck! LOL


  4. Denise, SMG and Faith...thanks for your posts! I have not seen him myself, only the holes, for which I filled this weekend. I am wondering if a bird of prey didn't get him last week after Jan saw him. I tracked him and then his prints that is not saying I am Daniel Boone..far from it, so he may have simply shifted his course of direction!! But I really hope the latter occurred!! :-)

    R Dean