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Old 04-06-2011, 06:48 PM
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I have an underground beaver?

I have never seen anything like it, but something is gnawing away at all my small trees and rosebushes and literally chopping them down! I keep going outside and finding small trees leaning over and I look at the roots and there are all but gone? What in the he11 is doing this? I can see the teeth grooves in the wood. This cannot be a mole, This is a first and this is a serious problem!
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:04 PM
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:48 PM
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It gotta hole you can get a hose down? Hook up a hose to car exhaust and gas the little bugger...id is not an issue then, and will provide informal compost...
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:47 PM
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Lol......I did a double take when I looked at the title of the thread.....sorry...

ok...what size trees are we talking about here? I've seen mole holes around my roses but none of them actually fell over dead. Is there an actual hole it's digging or just teeth marks?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:50 PM
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Lol......I did a double take when I looked at the title of the thread.....sorry...

ok...what size trees are we talking about here? I've seen mole holes around my roses but none of them actually fell over dead. Is there an actual hole it's digging or just teeth marks?
Young trees, you can see the teeth marks as it shaved down the roots! Again, I see a tree or bush one day and the next it is laying on it's side? I have never seen anything like it? This cannot be a mole!
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:51 PM
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See if you can find spring loaded gopher traps and set a few. Look at the other post on this page. I described what I did when I had a gopher infestation. Don't know what you've got, but the trap I'm talking about will catch and kill him, so you can see what it is.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:54 PM
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It gotta hole you can get a hose down? Hook up a hose to car exhaust and gas the little bugger...id is not an issue then, and will provide informal compost...
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I tried this before I tried the spring loaded gopher traps. It did not work at all. Maybe the soil in N CA was too dry and the fumes escaped, but for whatever reason the exhaust gas didn't do anything at all.
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get you a flash light and a 22 and wait
bang bang its a died beaver
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:05 PM
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I don't think they are gophers, since they are not partial to this area. I am going to get Caddy Shack on what ever this is if it bothers my Azalea's or my Boulevard Cypress or the Rose trees! My wife is calling someone today she knows to come and see if he can figure it out, then I am calling an exterminator. I have had enough of these underground varmints!
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get you a flash light and a 22 and wait
bang bang its a died beaver
This would be my solution, but I don't think it would go over well with the neighbors!
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