A little guy/gal in the summer of 2010.
Disheartened by the longtime wholesale consumption of my homegrown veggies and inspired by my friend Bernie who has an entire whistling pig relocation program set up--just with her own pigs (she even tags them--LOL), I set up a Havahart trap last summer, and baited it with juicy organic (!) apples. I caught two rats (shudder), one squirrel, and, finally, one little groundhog. S/he wasn't the only problem, as it turned out--just the most naive, I guess. On Easter Sunday, I saw another chubby little hog calmly and quite proficiently climbing over my garden fence and going under my storage shed. I brought out the trap, and it's still there--empty. I probably have to change out the bait, as Bernie tells me they like fresh produce. I guess they like it really fresh, because I notice they take one bite out of each of many tomatoes, instead of just eating a few entire fruits. After one is bitten into, they snub it. Bernie also tells me that woodchucks have a winter home and a summer home, so I guess for hogs, my shed is like a rental in the Hamptons. I am determined to keep as many of my own tomatoes as I can, so please send me any tried and true tips on groundhog control.
4/29/11: One scared little baby bunny
5/24/11: Another 'coon (trap wasn't even baited!)
5/26/11: Another hog (no bait!)