Gophers? Maybe you frightened it? "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" so maybe it never left town. Most likely you just misplaced it, just forgot where you put it. Don't worry, it'll turn up and it'll always be in the last place you look for it. Then again if you left it in the Tavern either somebody stole it or it drunkenly wandered out the door and got lost. Call the police and ask if somebody reported a post wandering about, if it's that drunk or has Alzheimer's it can't tell them where it lives, you'll have to go downtown and get it.
Well, you DID just ask for ideas, you never mentioned the word "intelligent" and I AM from New Jersey. (;->)
Well it should'nt be too hard to find your post you only have five unless their all missing or mabee it was such a good post the other 4 kidnapped it out of jelousy and now holding it for ransome,and if you still can't find it mabee it'll turn up on a milk carton.have you tried here http://radioreference.com/forums/search.php?searchid=385322 are any of those it? lol