Preliminary results are in - Vera, 2; gophers,0!! Somebody throw some champagne on me, LOL! The yard looks a bit like a mine field after a herd of bison went through, but I caught and dispatched 2 very prolific gophers. They're DEAD, gone, fini, no more! Needless to say, I cockadoodled with pride after #2 and made sure that the cats realize what a great huntress I am (as in, "this was your job, how come *I* am the one who caught them??") Ok, ok, so all the excitement may be a little over the top, but I tell you, after having tried everything from poison and Juicy Fruit to different traps and any gopher home remedy known to man, just to watch new mounds pop up every night all over my ground, a double-win is reason for dancing! Water did it. Twice. Follow tunnels with the waterhose (blasting away the cap along the length of the tunnel), find the latest new dig, trap gopher in dead end of newest dig with water, gopher will come out of nearest hole to escape drowning. Then his miserable hide is yours I felt bad for killing the first one... poor thing was just trying to do what gophers do, here and there in my yard. The second one, however, was making himself at home in the root stock of my lilies next to the wellhouse. No regrets about his death sentence! Well, I'm off to celebrate my victory. Where's my belt?? LOL!