We put these in over the weekend. Ok, about 10 minutes ago, and it wasn't so much as "we" as much as "I".
That's one of the two that came in the package. And, yes, make your jokes, because I think it looks like the same thing. Put some batteries in it and you'll be convinced it is. But, to keep everybody's mind from the gutter, this is a family blog of course, we shall assume it is for ridding ourselves of gophers. And moles, which I don't have.
That's it in the ground. I have now cried "Uncle!" in my battle with the gopher and I'm bringing out the Enola Gay. Look it up. That's it in the ground amongst the gopher remnants. Another view:
I can't seem to get a good picture of the gopher pile up, but it's there. Also, for my one reader from Japan, I'm the most politically incorrect person there is, so my apologies for the reference. Just to you, of course.
Now, this thing says it keeps out gophers for up to 15,000 square feet. My lot is 10,000 square feet, so one in each corner should do the trick. I'm going to drop a bill in the neighbor's mailboxes on either side for the portion of their yard I'm supposedly securing. And, yes, this thing is irritating. I put in the three batteries required (calm yourselves, it doesn't require a cord, at least), and it let out what sounded like a sonar ping along with a vibration. Sorry, but no other word could describe it. Shake, perhaps? Shimmy? No, it definitely vibrated.
I was hoping the little son of a bitch would come bounding out of the ground once it heard the irritating ping, but no luck. I stood with my shovel for five minutes and nada. Disappointing.
So, I'm going to level the gopher mounds and see if anymore pop up. If yes, it's a dismal failure and I shall require my $27 back. That worries me, as well, as six weeks ago it was $40. Hopefully, that's not a sign. If no further gopher mounds appear, then we'll call it a success, and I shall stock up on D batteries. I will let both you know.