Originally Posted by JRiverMartin
Packing Off Pack Rats: Don't kill the rats, move 'em
Being a mammal myself, and too empathetic for my own good, I tend to prefer live trapping and relocating where possible. Unfortunately, the gopher that continues to destroy my tiny edible garden is laughing all the way to the food bank.
I did leave out the part about live trapping. That's exactly what I did. And I caught him, even made a video of the big adventure. I transported this industrious little guy to an abandoned hunting shack four miles away and enjoyed the bliss of it all for about three weeks. Then one day he announced, "I'm back" by chewing through the water pipe under the bathroom floor. Needless to say we are at it again. I'm convinced its the same rat and he found his way back home. If I catch him again I'd be glad to UPS him.......any volunteers?