Mower Fitted With “Gopher Hose”
Minnesota farmer Al Hernke spends a lot of time mowing his large yard and road ditches which are frequently invaded by pocket gophers. “They’re a darn nuisance, especially when we have alfalfa fields bordering the ditches,” he says. “When I was younger I’d trap them, but now I carry a long hose on back of my riding mower to give them a big whiff of carbon monoxide. I put the hose about a foot inside a tunnel and let the engine run just a few minutes for a smaller mound and about 4 to 5 minutes for a larger mound and that seems to give them a permanent nap.”
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