Thursday, July 14, 2011

What's a guy to do? Part I



It soon became apparent that Stanley was going
to have to come up with a new plan to get rid of
the gopher living under his shed...



because clearly running the garden hose into the
gopher hole with the water on full blast for hours on end
was not persuading this little guy to leave...

{no Wayne... you are not putting out poison to get him...
don't be ridiculous...!}

I almost have him eating out of my hand!  

the gopher that is...
not Stanley...  ;)


36 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Reminds me of Catty shack - the movie!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That little gofer is playing games with you... What we did once to get rid of a big groundhog was to make sure he was OUT of his hole. Then we got some huge rocks and closed it up. He moved on ---and we haven't had any trouble since. Good Luck, Stanley!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Lúcia said...

Hahaha I burst into laughter with your lovely post!
The little gofer is so cute, and looking to his expression on the photo, I'm sure he knows what is going on!
Have a good weekend. :)

missing moments said...

haha ... yep sound like a caddyshack move!

S. Etole said...

looks like a standoff ....

Katnip Lounge said...

This is gross but it worked for our groundhog problem...cat poop! Put Banjo to "work"...I put some used litter into the holes and they left, toot sweet!

lisa said...

You are too funny, and he is such a cute little guy. The gopher, not Stanley!! :-)

I wish you a beautiful weekend!

xo

Laurie said...

We had groundhogs in our yard a couple years ago, and they were so cute! They left on their own and I don't know why, I kinda miss them. No gophers though, I guess you have to get Stanley eating out of your hand too!

BeadedTail said...

He's such a cute little gopher! We think he found the perfect yard to come to since he gets bed, breakfast and a shower! :)

Becca said...

Aw, poor little gofer...he's too cute! He's not hurting anything is he?

Tanja said...

Hi Catherine,

I see that Stanley is really hard thinking what to do, he is face is a thinking face.

And the little gofer; he is so lovely to see on the picture.

Have a nice weekend, my friend
Love
Tanja

Anesha said...

Great photos and perfect for the story. Love the gofer photo, really cute. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs Anesha :)

Linens and Royals said...

Can't the Gofer stay? He looks so cute but I know nothing about Gofers so maybe he is vermin and must be moved on. XX

Sylvia said...

We have moles and they destroy our lawn, we put garlic cloves in the holes :-)
This little gofer is so cute, you've taken a great picture of him.
Wish you a nice weekend !
Hugs,
Sylvia

Jen said...

I don't really know much about gophers; don't they create a zillion holes everywhere? We had a mole in the pasture a few years ago that made a heck of a mess.

Know anybody with a humane trap?

Brian said...

It is a fun looking critter, I've never seen one of those before!

Fuzzy Tales said...

The gopher is cute! S/he might have a whole gopher family, so no, you can't put poison out. How about coming to a truce? LOL. Good luck!

P.S. I would assume that you had Stanley eating out of your hand a long time ago, so to speak, so I knew you meant the gopher. ;-)

It's me said...

Love.....xxx...

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Great gopher shot, Catherine. :) Cute little feller.

Linda R. said...

Such a cute little friend you have there.. I had to laugh when I saw that he reminded some folks of caddy shack.. That is what I was thinking.. Happy Friday to you my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Just Who I Am said...

And did your husband get rid of the little animal .A cute little one and no poison please !!!
xxx Elisabeth

Christine said...

He sure is cute, my Dad feed chipmunks one summer, they would crawl on him and take the seeds right out of his pocket. Get that on film, if you can.

Mariette said...

Dearest Catherine,

Wah, the gopher is cute but the way they choose their burrows is often not such a cute idea. So having 'Gophy' almost eat out of your hand is not helping your Stanley much!
Good luck and thanks for those marvelous photos!
Lots of love,

Mariette

Gods Little People said...

Awwww... I think Stanley needs to watch Samantha Khury's "I talk to animals" documentary on dvd. If she can talk to animals I'm sure he can learn it too :-) Did you ever see it? It's just so sweet and the stories she tells are so moving. They must sometimes think we're so dim LOL
Hugs

Gods Little People said...

Just found this 10 minutte snippet on Youtube - I think you'll enjoy though not the best of quality:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7BR6HhzFgM

- it's a terrific documentary!
xo

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Probably not the type of lawncare Hubby had in mind...
Is it hot there... 40C with the humidity heading our way by Sunday.
Stay cool and have a wonderful weekend.
Susan x

The Smiths said...

I've had to google gopher, as we don't have them in the UK, but he looks like a cross between a squirrel & a marmot...

So sweet - Hope your Husband doesn't hurt him!

Kay :)

Ann said...

I think the gopher is rather cute. Maybe Stanley should send Banjo out to talk to him.

lila Check said...

:D...can always count on you for a good laugh!
hugs
lila

Sarah said...

Thank you for not using poison! And as for eating out of your hand, just give him time, Stanley, that is!

GreatGranny said...

LOL, I like what Katnip Lounge said. Just might work for you too.

Connie said...

Haha..too funny! Thanks for the laugh!! xx

Sandra said...

gopher shack, how funny. hope Stan and the gopher come to an agreement that will be good for both of them. pest are just that but like you i have not the heart to harm them.

Sérgio Pontes said...

He is lovely =)

Stacey Dawn said...

Such a cute little thing... ;o)

Lesley said...

I've never seen a gopher- he is so cute!

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