I think you misunderstood. I wasn't questioning you as to thinking you were wrong. I was mearly trying to understand your methods and what you were dealing with. I've heard so many"experts" around here who told me they were ground squirrels or pocket gophers or moles. I don't think any of them really know what they are talking about. I was wondering what you had and how you were dealing with them.
Our striped gophers would be real hard to shoot and I don't see as ours cause any harm, but they are evidently different than what you have.
As far as my comment about killing badgers, I was trying to poke fun, but I must have missed you with the poke and poked myself in the eye!