These are the bomb!
These traps are really the only effective way to catch gophers. I bought two, and have trapped 8 gophers since fall. I would trap more, but there are none. As soon as you see a fresh open hole, widen it a bit and slide the trap in, but not too far. Leave the hole open and go away. It will do its thing. The only thing to make sure of is when you set the trap, turn the bent over eyes on the trigger wires up so they don't bind up. Otherwise the gopher may push dirt in and set off the trigger, but the trap won't release. Also set it with a hair trigger. Just enough to hold the wires down. I give them 5 stars. The only thing better is a gopher catching cat. And they don't always catch the ones you want. :)
Reviewed by Tim on 2/9/14