Something eating my lawn

jwaldisOctober 8, 2007

Something has eaten a large area of lawn, cutting the grass off at ground level. The area is under a filbert/hazelnut tree, and lots of nuts have fallen on the grass and have been eaten by ?squirrels. It has been a very dry summer.

There are a number of ~1/2 inch holes in the area which were easily seen when the dead grass had been removed. Overnight it was easy to see a large number tracks (about the width of the hole) connecting the holes.

Is this from grubs? When digging up the soil around the holes I was unable to find any, but I canÂt think of anything else which could do this much damage.

I can send photographs of the holes and the tracks if anybody is interested in seeing them.

Thanks for any help.

John Aldis

jwaldis@msn.com

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bpgreen(5UT)

Posting pictures would probably help.

Here is a thread that gives excellent instructions on how to post pictures.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2007 at 10:20AM
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ricks2524

It may be skunks. I woke up one morning to find my front yard tore all to pieces. I presume a skunk was searching for grubs. I was able to trap him the next day and move him far away

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 7:04AM
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jwaldis

Here are a couple of pictures of the mess under my dead grass. You can clearly see the tracks from ?? going between the holes in the dirt.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc218/jwaldis/DSC02592.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc218/jwaldis/DSC02588.jpg

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 4:17PM
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paulinct

Those are some odd tracks, clearly some creature dragging itself along or tunneling, not grubs, skunks, rabbits, or squirrels, but what?? I would say moles or voles but only 1/2 inch wide??? Dwarf field mouse with a bumb leg????

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 6:24PM
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darius_07

Earthworms?

    Bookmark   October 12, 2007 at 8:01PM
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