By Associated Press | Posted: Tue 1:18 PM, Apr 24, 2018
MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) A Maine apple orchard employee's attempt to channel the soul of Bill Murray's character in "Caddyshack" has ended with a similar result.
Authorities say the orchard employee started a fire over the weekend while trying to smoke a woodchuck out from a hole in the ground in Monmouth.
The Kennebec Journal reports he accidentally started a blaze that burned almost 2 acres of grass and brush.
Monmouth assistant fire chief Ed Pollard describes the effort as "not the way to get rid of a woodchuck."
Pollard says it's unclear if the woodchuck was harmed or scared off by the fire.
In the 1980 film "Caddyshack," Murray's Carl Spackler character fails in an attempt to use explosives to kill a pesky gopher and causes a lot of damage.