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Offline Southside logger

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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
I scared the poor one by the kiln this morning, came around the corner and there he was not paying attention. He let out a big whistle and took right off.
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2018, 07:33:38 PM »
  Around here they really put a hurting on the soybeans, they eat them when they are first sprouting so one groundhog can keep a good size hole in a bean field. Most farmers want as many as possible eliminated and my now departed dog Ginger killed over a dozen per year in her prime.
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2018, 09:34:06 PM »
Wife keeps the fields mowed just about like a lawn. No hiding in the tall grass for them wood chucks. Ever mow into a place that the wood chunk had dug out thier hole with a sickle bar mower that had just been sharpened?   :o  >:(
Now they live in the stone walls. My Boo-Boo would hunt them things out. I would come and tear apart the wall. First one I had to kill,second one he turned into a killing machine right in front of me. Somehow he learned to flip it over onto it's back and bite the neck. Only took a few seconds and it was over.
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2018, 07:40:37 AM »
 Ever mow into a place that the wood chunk had dug out thier hole with a sickle bar mower that had just been sharpened?
I ran one through the combine one time while cutting wheat.  I got an alarm that the trap door had been kicked open.  I crawled under the machine to reset and there were enough remnants to identify it as a groundhog. 
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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2018, 06:17:17 AM »
They like to excavate near big rocks,tree roots,building foundations .Mine attempts to dig under my house foundation .He's persistent but the foundation is 4 feet deep with a 24" wide footer .I've filled the holes back in and the rascal digs it out again .I filled the last hole full of brick bats ,that convinced him to give up----for a moment at least .
I haven't seen him since early spring when he was high stepping with his nose in the air .I think he might have had some "romance" on his mind .My lady friend did see  him this week waddling back to his favorite hole under one of my sheds .


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