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GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Police arrested a man for shooting a woodchuck in his back yard at 1:56 p.m. July 8 in the 5400 block of Kimberly Drive.
Police were called to the scene because of a concerned citizen reporting hearing shots fired in the area.
Police said it is illegal to discharge a firearm too close to another person's home.
Police found the 39-year-old Grand Blanc Township man standing in his garage and asked him if he had been shooting. The man said he had just shot his .22 caliber rifle three times at a woodchuck in his back yard, hitting it twice, at a range of about 50 yards.
The man showed police the animal, which was dead in the back of his truck.
The man was released pending further investigation. View attachment 7895
 

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If he'd used subsonic .22s and kept the muzzle inside the window none of this would have happened :)
 

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Yup this sure looks like a dumb place to be shooting, no matter which house he was in, in that picture, there was danger all around him.
 

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Holy crap that's a lot of houses. I'd have arrested him. Thought it was just a neighbor and he didn't have anyone behind him.
 

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Broke all kinds of 500 feet rules huh!
Lol yes considering we were just speaking of that, he sure did, seriously don't people know bullets can, and DO skip upon impact quite often? I have quite a few videos I personally took where you can clearly see a bullet impact the ground, hear a wizzing sound and then see a second impact. There is 2nd amendment and then there is dumb, this was dumb, he should have had his firearms taken away at least. Call animal control to take care of it if its really that big of an issue for you.
 

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If he'd used subsonic .22s and kept the muzzle inside the window none of this would have happened :)
A silent wrong is as wrong as a loud one. I one cannot do firearms discharge in the area because of the law one should comply, also understandable in this case, one should get a trap or simply call animal control. Also check if a air pellet gun would be ok to use. Some 22's are very effective but
anyway caution should be used as if it was a firearm. I see many houses close by.
 

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look I see a wood chuck next to his swimming pool....poor bastard...the varmint cong will be out on ambush tonight
 

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i understand why he killed it, they can be destructive and expensive pests but i believe he should have used a snare and taken it to basement and either drowned it in bucket or killed it with a pellet to the brain

that looks like my block (packed) and if my next door neighbor fired a round in his backyard id knock him out for putting my saftey at risk
citys and suburbs are no place to fire weapons

this does not include farms, cabins, and non urban areas but if this douche bag over penetrated hit the brick or stone behind chuck and had a ricochet he could easily hit someone or someone property

i sometimes believe that people like this are plants by liberals trying to make it illegal to own guns..... THESE DUDES MAKE US ALL LOOK BAD
 

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He was totally in the wrong, but I truly understand his frustration. I have one of the bastards that is really tearing up the place. With a safe full of guns staring at me it really is tempting but I know better. Personally I like the flame thrower option but thinking I am going to have to find someone that will let me borrow a Have a heart trap.
 

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He was totally in the wrong, but I truly understand his frustration. I have one of the bastards that is really tearing up the place. With a safe full of guns staring at me it really is tempting but I know better. Personally I like the flame thrower option but thinking I am going to have to find someone that will let me borrow a Have a heart trap.
You should buy a trap yourself or partner with a neighbor. If you have one hog you have more!
 

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I`ve heard a shovel or hammer is quite effective and also silent.:) Yes a havahart with a handfull of beans would trap that varmit quickly also.
 

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Block all of his holes except one. Remove the muffler from the push lawn mower and screw in a piece of pipe. Attach rubber hose to pipe. Stick rubber hose in hole and cover with rags. Start mower and let run for an hour or so. Remove hose, fill in hole and check for activity the next day.
If the mower is an oill burner all the better.
 

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Block all of his holes except one. Remove the muffler from the push lawn mower and screw in a piece of pipe. Attach rubber hose to pipe. Stick rubber hose in hole and cover with rags. Start mower and let run for an hour or so. Remove hose, fill in hole and check for activity the next day.
If the mower is an oill burner all the better.
genius
 

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Block all of his holes except one. Remove the muffler from the push lawn mower and screw in a piece of pipe. Attach rubber hose to pipe. Stick rubber hose in hole and cover with rags. Start mower and let run for an hour or so. Remove hose, fill in hole and check for activity the next day.
If the mower is an oill burner all the better.
That takes all the fun out of it though!
 
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