Posts Tagged ‘gopher’

Gopher update

Posted: February 17, 2011 in animals, animals, backyard, cooking, gopher, gophers, pets, protein
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I have yet to kill much less catch a gopher. I will spare you the details because otherwise you would think I am cruel.

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Gopher Trap!

Posted: January 17, 2011 in food, garden, gopher, meat
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The gopher traps have been out for 48 hours.  I can’t tell if I have had any close encounters.  None of the traps have sprung on their own accord.
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2nd gopher trap

At the risk of sounding all Bill Murray via Caddyshack, this weekend will be my first experiment with trying to snare the gophers in my backyard. Previous attempts at trying to get them to walk into a beer cooler laid on its side and nibble of some radish leaves attached by rubber ban to the prop stick failed miserably.

My two favorite Youtube videos on how to lay out the trap are John in the Forest and these two English kids.

If I am lucky enough to get one then I will have skin it and cook it. I plan to either make stew or cook them on the grill.

Maybe I should watch Caddyshack again for inspiration.