I have had good luck with Macabee traps for many years with very few failures. I had another failure yesterday.
After setting up traps pointing both ways in the tunnel, I covered it and waited. This morning, I uncovered the hole I dug to place the traps and it was full to the top with dirt.
This is the third time this has happened in the last 10 years and I cannot figure out how the gopher fills the hole so full without getting around the traps and working from the top.
Has anyone been able to catch a gopher after this happens? I think I did a few years ago by placing two traps facing each direction but am not sure.
Is there a better way to finally catch the smart ones?
I also use an injecter to place poison in the tunnels but the trouble with that is that you never know if you got them or not.