Who is makign these holes?

djkj(9b)June 18, 2014

After setting up raised beds and soil, I noticed the next morning these holes and burrows. Who could be making these? I had thought squirrels but I do have a sound based squirrel repellant - not sure if that works.

Any advice would be useful. Thanks!

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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

It can be Chip Monks or Squirrels.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 3:02PM
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n2xjk

Birds can do that too.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 3:10PM
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SaltiDawg(Z6 MD)

Chipmunks....

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 3:16PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

My various little lizards also do it.

Dave

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 3:22PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

Birds can make holes searching for insects. Toads will dig burrows in soft ground to hide from the sun. Mole crickets also dig burrows. It might be worthwhile to gently dig in & around several of the holes to see if anything is still there.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 5:54PM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

Maybe voles? (field mice)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 8:51PM
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Weicker(6a PA)

Chipmunks and voles do it here. I have holes just like that all over my property.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 9:30PM
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galinas(5B)

Skunks do it as well - their holes are usually deeper and wider, but I see them sometime from my window starting to dig and move to another spot, leaving holes like on the picture.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 6:45AM
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djkj(9b)

Thanks for all the inputs. So far it was done only on one day so its OK. I will try and see if I can catch any intruder early morning or late evening! Appreciate all your inputs,

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 12:32PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Just about a week ago, I was visiting a friend. I saw a pot that wad dug just like that. Lo and behold, few minutes later a chipmonk came started doing it in front of our eyes. We covered the pots with chicken wire.

Those hole are two big for birds and too small for things like skunk , raccoon.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 5:58PM
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djkj(9b)

Yes darn those chipmunks!! There's one I think that eats my strawberries every morning. He is always near my strawberry plants. Some of them look obese due to the amount of things they eat from our garden :-]

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 11:30PM
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