I see one right now ... the brazen little varmint. It is walking along the furniture in the pavilion, sitting on the chairs, and perching on the railing like a cat.
Despite what the Havahart people say, cantaloupe isn't doing it for these groundhogs anymore. After a quick trip to the grocery store, I rebaited the traps yesterday evening with green beans and corn-on-the-cob slices.
When at war, it's best to know one's enemy. I read that groundhogs are active during the day, and they sleep at night. Knowing this, I have been tripping the traps after sundown to lessen the chance of trapping something undesirable ... good thing, too, because this raccoon came by last night and feasted on the corn outside the trap.
The raccoon didn't touch the green beans ... I sure hope this isn't an indication of how groundhogs feel about green beans.
I had no idea that trapping these destructive little pests would be so difficult. Set the traps, monitor the traps so any potential captives won't stay in there too long, trip the traps at night, reset the traps in the morning ..... it's practically a full-time job trying to outsmart these critters.
Here's hoping that your Sunday will be a good one, and that mine will be fruitful.