Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The New Face of Evil

I came home to find that Cleveland's summer weather had kicked in, bringing high heat and lots of rain, which was very good for my strawberry patch. The leaves were huge and there were berries aplenty, all approaching ripe red goodness.

And then one afternoon, I opened the back door to let Sienna the Dog out and there in the middle of the lawn was the Scurrilous Groundhog, who has previously poached from my compost pile.

And not one of my strawberries remained.

Sienna the Dog very nearly caught the fat thief, who has built up his very own Talibanesque network of tunnels in our backyard, but he remains at large.


  1. Anonymous9:39 PM

    you need a shotgun...u can get them at wal-mart...b1g1

  2. The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as the woodchuck or whistlepig, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmot. The average groundhog moves approximately 35 cubic feet, or 700 pounds of dirt when digging a burrow. They live on a steady diet of vegatables including TOMATOES - DOH!

    So what do we do with the varmet? A very effective way is to place a trap called a conibear in the hole and cover with a black bucket. The groundhog thinks it is climbing up the hole and Bam - dead woodchuck. This also prevents a dog from sticking its head in the borrow. Want the ultimate tool for groundhog removal? Look no further than:

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