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Any humane way to get rid of woodchucks?

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Any humane way to get rid of woodchucks?

A whole family lives under my shed. Cute animals but destructive too.

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Evacuate them from under the shed then screw chicken wire around the base of your shed and burry it under the grass/soil about 1 or 2 ft out so they can't dig under it again. They'll try at first but give up when they hit the wire mesh and move on. Worked for me with both of my sheds.
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Its likely what's under your shed is one of their many burrow exits, you can try to seal around the shed but they'll probably continue to walk over above ground to eat whatever they were eating before. The only long term solution is trap and relocate/kill, which needed to be repeated whenever a new one moves in.
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Give them lots of wood to chuck, film the result and put it on Youtube.
The ad revenue will pay for pest control.
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ahmadxy wrote: A whole family lives under my shed. Cute animals but destructive too.

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jzmtl wrote: Its likely what's under your shed is one of their many burrow exits, you can try to seal around the shed but they'll probably continue to walk over above ground to eat whatever they were eating before. The only long term solution is trap and relocate/kill, which needed to be repeated whenever a new one moves in.
Your philosphy working against nature is frightening. You want him to kill this lovely specimen?

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Katedontbreak wrote: Your philosphy working against nature is frightening. You want him to kill this lovely specimen?
Seems you are just making stuff up or pick part of people's post so you can lecture people and feel big on the internet. I told him the choices he have, and he can choose to relocate or get rid of it.

Don't be an RFD dick swinger.
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Katedontbreak wrote: Your philosphy working against nature is frightening. You want him to kill this lovely specimen?
Come back when you have this problem. We'll see what you will say then.
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If they're anything like groundhogs - this may help. OP what is the material of your shed floor? Previous owner put a wood floor for some reason and groundhogs started living and/or burrowing tunnels underneath the shed. I had to remove all the wood and put patio stones and filled the tunnels up around the shed. For the first year or so the continued to dig up new ones but it's been 4 years and they're permanently gone without having to resort trapping or killing. If that's not an option for you, hire a pest control company that will humanely relocate them for you. There is no need to kill when there are other options...if anything for karma.
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hierophant wrote: If they're anything like groundhogs - this may help.
I was sure that woodchucks and groundhogs are the same animals.
EDIT: Yes, from Wikipedia: The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck...

But this is worrying: "Groundhogs are an extremely intelligent animal forming complex social networks, able to understand social behavior, form kinship with their young, understand and communicate threats through whistling, and work cooperatively to solve tasks such as burrowing."
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alpovs wrote: I was sure that woodchucks and groundhogs are the same animals.
EDIT: Yes, from Wikipedia: The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck...

But this is worrying: "Groundhogs are an extremely intelligent animal forming complex social networks, able to understand social behavior, form kinship with their young, understand and communicate threats through whistling, and work cooperatively to solve tasks such as burrowing."
I was wondering that...I hardly hear 'woodchuck'....I only know it from a rhyme as a kid. Must be a geographic thing. Good to know!

Except digging up holes in my lawn they didn't do any other damage - the wood floor was already rotting. I was able to get rid of them easily and quickly without much experience or knowledge so I trust it should be the same for others.
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lol i just got rid of mine like 2 months ago. under the platform to the entrance of my house. i just shoved a 2 2x4 in the hole. it came back but saw his burrow entrance filled with 2 2x4 and left. never came back. never saw it on cam

2x4 is a temporary fix until i get interlock installed to extend my driveway to park another car in september.

i was planning to get a trap from CT for like $75 and trap it and release/kill
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alpovs wrote: Come back when you have this problem. We'll see what you will say then.
I dont have this problem because I built a proper shed.
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How much can your woodchuck chuck, if your woodchuck could chuck wood??
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Bullet to the head is pretty humane.
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torontotim wrote: Bullet to the head is pretty humane.
You are lucky we don't still have downvote ability :facepalm:
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jzmtl wrote: Seems you are just making stuff up or pick part of people's post so you can lecture people and feel big on the internet. I told him the choices he have, and he can choose to relocate or get rid of it.

Don't be an RFD dick swinger.
We must all remember before harsh action, it is not the woodchuck that is on our property, so much as we are on the woodchucks' property.
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Katedontbreak wrote: We must all remember before harsh action, it is not the woodchuck that is on our property, so much as we are on the woodchucks' property.
That's not what my deed says. Should we all move back into the womb?
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alpovs wrote: "Groundhogs are an extremely intelligent animal forming complex social networks, able to understand social behavior, form kinship with their young, understand and communicate threats through whistling, and work cooperatively to solve tasks such as burrowing."
Wow, groundhogs are way ahead of 90% of my coworkers. If we were that coordinated imagine what we could accomplish.
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