It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Gophers notch a win in man-rodent battle

page: 1

log in


posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 05:44 PM

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A war on gophers waged by two Canadian men went awry this weekend when a device used to blast the rodents in their holes sparked a massive grass fire in a rural area....

The device pumps a mixture of propane and oxygen into gopher holes, which is then ignited, and, according to the manufacturer's Web site, the resulting blast creates a shock wave that kills the gopher and collapses its tunnel system.

After the men successfully used it eight times, the ninth time proved disastrous.

The explosion caused a grass fire that burnt 160 acres and destroyed some farm buildings. The damage bill came up to 197,000 dollars. Charges are pending for one of the men.

Hell....what happened to old fashioned C4?

new topics

log in