About a week ago, I had a post asking what is the best bait to trap a groundhog. People replied with apples, beans, lettuce etc. I now have caught 3 nuissance groundhogs by my back shed. The first time I baited the trap with sliced apples. They sat for 3 days and got brown. I was about to give up and I saw the trap door sprung one day. Low and behold, I caught a little hog. None of the rotten apples were eaten. I set the trap out again, this time with string beans. Again, it sat untouched for about 2 days. Then I got another little devil! Well. I set it out again, this time with no bait because I didn't have any available. Wouldn't you know, I caught yet another one. I guess they like to walk into wire cages for no reason! I'll keep it up! 3 groundhogs so far, with at least 2 more to go, probably more. The most I ever saw at one time was 5. Thanks everyone for the help! I am having fun checking my trap every day! It is giving me yet another reason to look forward to getting home from work! It sure is funny how they like to chatter their teeth as a "warning". Like I am scared! They are behind a wire cage and can't get out. The last one I caught was a little bigger than the first 2. It had a large area of hair missing on its backside. It looked alot older, maybe the matriarch? Well this one wasn't as calm as the other 2 I caught. This one kept slamming into the sides and trying to push it's way out. It bloodied up it nose pretty good trying to get out. The first 2 were laid back. Actually the second one was on its back belly up when I first found him. I thought he was dead! Well, he woke up when I picked the cage up. How can he sleep at a time like that?