Are prairie dogs a danger to ponds?


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We have a wood chuck as well , never seen him at the pond hes always in the back yard munching grass and clover. I've seen his tracks in the upper pond but never him/her
 
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We have a lot of wood chucks, only one was in the pond, it fell in and swam across to get out. Between them and the deer my day lilies don't do well.
 
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Tempted to attach a hose from car exhaust to mole/prairie holes. There's a lot in you tube on how to do it. Some also use road flares.
 
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Flow fill , soupy mortar mix fill it in entomb the little bugger
 
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Tempted to attach a hose from car exhaust to mole/prairie holes. There's a lot in you tube on how to do it. Some also use road flares.
Google and you can find a reasonably inexpensive setup for doing that (costs about $30 or so. What I did not like about it is that it connects to a small garden hose (so I made my own similar setup using a shop vac hose).

My property had in the neighborhood of 50+ (I would estimate) large prairie dog holes everywhere. They were under trees (I would be watering a tree and all of a sudden a hole would appear and suck all the water down the hole), the holes appeared next to my house and garage foundation, etc.

I lost some expensive trees because of them (I think). I fought them for years, and finally, last year, I used that process. I think I finally have them under control. 0902201403a_HDR.jpg
 
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Google and you can find a reasonably inexpensive setup for doing that (costs about $30 or so. What I did not like about it is that it connects to a small garden hose (so I made my own similar setup using a shop vac hose).

My property had in the neighborhood of 50+ (I would estimate) large prairie dog holes everywhere. They were under trees (I would be watering a tree and all of a sudden a hole would appear and suck all the water down the hole), the holes appeared next to my house and garage foundation, etc.

I lost some expensive trees because of them (I think). I fought them for years, and finally, last year, I used that process. I think I finally have them under control. View attachment 137296
Where are you located
 
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