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Old 09-14-2020, 05:44 AM
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Oh, just read other replies. Bucket is the ticket but ramp too tedious. Put beside and below steps.
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I have used a live trap and then we drop them off at least two miles away. This year I started getting suspicious they they were returning after the drop off so I marked a few of them. Anything within one mile and I had a few return. Crazy. I would have never have thought they could home to that level but they did. So ended up moving the drop off point out further.

Then they started to get wise somehow to the live trap so I changed over to the “chipper dipper”. Bucket method. Same as other folks describe but I use Oiler Sunflower seeds. They float for a longer period of time.
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"Munk bucket" set up. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the advice everyone. And if I see the chipmunks wearing life jackets, then I'll know one of you guys tipped them off. Lol.
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I have an 8 year old with a high powered air gun if the bucket fails.
Old 09-14-2020, 09:13 AM
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I will lend you my resident garter Snake. It is doing a fine job this year. First year I actually had tomatoes that were not nibbled on

Must have gotten big enough to handle them..
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LOL find the holes and try this.


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I have a cat that is hell on them.
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Damn thing has me feeling like Bill Murray in Caddyshack !!!

Walks to the end of the board where it's hanging over the bucket and where I placed a small pile of sunflower seeds, but doesn't go for the sunflower seeds in the water.
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Brad1 - I was afraid of the same thing, but hadn't tried the Munk Bucket method yet. I've got a handful of the little bastards running around my yard, and with cold nights starting to set in, I don't need these rodents looking to hole up in any of my trailers again!
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Finally caught one.

At first it wasn't working. The chipmunk would eat the pile of seeds at the top of the plank where it hung over the water, but would not go for the seeds in the water. But I was only putting a sprinkling of seeds on the water. So they're smart enough to know to not go for an individual seed here and there that's floating on top of the water. The trick is to put a solid layer of seeds on top of the water. Thick enough so that the seeds on top of the layer of floating seeds are dry so that the layer of seeds thoroughly hides the water.
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Once again. Plank too complicated and they have to make conscious decision to go up it. Just put beside some steps. Uou will catch multiples per day. Guaranteed.
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But I was only putting a sprinkling of seeds on the water. So they're smart enough to know to not go for an individual seed here and there that's floating on top of the water. The trick is to put a solid layer of seeds on top of the water. Thick enough so that the seeds on top of the layer of floating seeds are dry so that the layer of seeds thoroughly hides the water.

Guess i didnt explain they need to look dry. Though i did mention reapply seeds and sfter a couple have splashed in.🤔
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Originally Posted by seascritch View Post
But I was only putting a sprinkling of seeds on the water. So they're smart enough to know to not go for an individual seed here and there that's floating on top of the water. The trick is to put a solid layer of seeds on top of the water. Thick enough so that the seeds on top of the layer of floating seeds are dry so that the layer of seeds thoroughly hides the water.

Guess i didnt explain they need to look dry. Though i did mention reapply seeds and sfter a couple have splashed in.🤔
No problem. And thanks for the idea in the first place.

Though it was a humbling experience being outsmarted by a chipmunk for the past couple days. Lol.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
But then what do you do with the live chipmunk that's in the trap?
let em go at the most annoying neighbors house

I use a comercial eel trap with a one way door (Piece of 1/4" wire chicken wire hung on hog rings over the end of the funnel).. bait with sun flower seeds, you will catch multiple.. you decide what you want to do with them once they are in jail..
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Originally Posted by Rockfish9 View Post
let em go at the most annoying neighbors house

I use a comercial eel trap with a one way door (Piece of 1/4" wire chicken wire hung on hog rings over the end of the funnel).. bait with sun flower seeds, you will catch multiple.. you decide what you want to do with them once they are in jail..
https://www.wpiinc.com/var-2645-rodent-guillotine


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Put these two in there for a couple of hours ad close the doors. My house is in the NC mountains and used to have them everywhere. Rarely see them anymore unless the dogs bring them onto the porch for us to look at. Cute but destructive little animals.

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^^^^^ Good lookin' dogs !!!
Old 09-16-2020, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by coddock View Post
Get em with rat traps.
They were decimating my tomatoes....they’d get them just before they were ready to pick.
They'd take a bite and move on to the next one.
BTW...They love tomatoes...great bait!
It's not just chipmunks. My wife grows the sweetest cherry tomatoes and our new rottweiler goes up to the garden and eats them.
Next year they get fenced.
We thought the deer would be the problem but for whatever reason they aren't coming in the yard.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
LOL find the holes and try this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XBQbS0ACm4
I like how the Big Chicken comes runnin aroud to see What The F``k was that, and the Beagle is no where to be seen.
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
It's not just chipmunks. My wife grows the sweetest cherry tomatoes and our new rottweiler goes up to the garden and eats them.
Next year they get fenced.
We thought the deer would be the problem but for whatever reason they aren't coming in the yard.
I would think the Rotweiler in the yard eating the tomatoes has something to do with them staying away

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