TLC i also trapped Gophers when i was about 10yrs old. I lived outsude Bakersfield California on a huge farm that had lots of water reservoirs. My Dads boss paid me a Dollar per tail to catch the basrerds where they wouldn't cause leaks in the Reservoirs. I caught so many in a 2 week time he cut me down to 50cents a tail. :rofl: Cheap BasterdHey Keef, I trapped gophers as a child, started when I was 6. Our county office would pay you for bringing in their front feet. The idea was they were preventing utility damage by promoting peeps to kill em off. I think I was getting .40-.50 cents a pair. I would set 10-15 traps and check them daily multiple times and reset as needed. Made a lot of cash doing that! Once the pickle jars were full of frozen feet. it was off to the county office to get paid! Ha, the lady would pour them right out on the desk and use her own pencil to sort and count them!
Country folks are cool!
Anyway, if you need help trapping, hit me up.
Hope you contaminated water supply problem gets sorted out ASAP.