Thursday, August 13, 2015
Living With A Ground Hog
Ain't he cute? NOT!!!!
He's been living in the neighborhood for a while now. We used to see him go under the neighbor's shed. Then house was sold and the new neighbors put a privacy fence around their back yard. Now we see him walk around the fence.
A few years ago we found a tunnel opening in our shed. Since then we got two more dogs. Recently we realized that some of the holes they dig are to try to uncover whatever is living underground. We laughed when Boscoe dug a hole under the sidewalk. Now we realize that he dug into a gound hog tunnel.
The other day both dogs were barking at the front patio door. Remember when Tyson went through the screen a few months ago barking at another dog? Well either falling through it or Terry scolding him scared him so now they don't get too bothered with other dogs. When I went to see what was causing the commotion, I saw a ground hog waddling through the yard. He walked right across the street, up the neighbor's driveway and right into their garage. I was kind of stunned. Now I know why the dogs sniff all over OUR garage when they are out there!!
We haven't caught him in the live trap. I'm not sure what else we can do. I'm just glad we don't have a vegetable garden.