- Mar 13, 2015
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- Shadow Hills, CA
What is his number?
I think I already told this story, but a friend in Bishop had so many gophers in his new home that he and his neighbor were at their wit's end. They would spend time with their air rifles waiting for the pesky beasts to show their noses. Finally after a few drinks they decided to get creative and poured gasoline into the holes. This brought the creatures out and they were able to kill several. However it was not enough, so a few weeks later, again over a few beers, they poured a couple gallons of gas into a large gopher condo under the roots of a large tree. When nothing happened the neighbor decided to light a match and throw it in the hole. JUST IN TIME OUR FRIEND REALIZED THIS COULD BE PROBLEMATIC AND STOPPED HIM.
My own sweet mother who wouldn't even kill a fly had to mow the lawns at her parents' house when she was a child. She got tired of stomping the gopher divots back into place and when she was around 13 as she mowed the creature poked his head out of the ground and stared at her. A couple times of him popping in and out and she had enough. She went in and loaded her .410 shotgun, waited until he popped out again whereupon she shot him. Apparently he "looked at her in a sneering manner". My brothers and sister couldn't believe it! She wouldn't even let DH and I give my younger brothers a BB gun!