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Animal in the orchard...

Posted by fireduck 10a (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 15:10

Next to my orchard I have a section of lawn. This morning I noticed 7 or 8 little holes (2 inch squares) in the lawn where the grass was scratched out. There was no tunnel or the like. I know it was not a gopher or mole. What does this???


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RE: Animal in the orchard...

Where do you live Fire? If you are in the south I would say armadillos. Cranes can also make the holes you describe.


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Not any armadillos in SoCal. haha. The neighbor does have a pond that cranes use. hmmm


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someone said skunks dig for grubs in grass. we do have skunks.


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  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 17:55

squirrels make such holes if they think someone else has buried an acorn there. Do you have squirrels in Zone 10?


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RE: Animal in the orchard...

Went out with the flashlight last nite and discovered the skunk digging in the garden.


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My guess is the skunks. Look for their tracks in the dirt. They also dig in fresh composted garden plots. It's best to fence them out. A fence of 6 inches works fine.

bejay


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thanks guys. My friend says raccoons do this too. Thinking I need to go hunt'in. hehe


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The skunks leave smaller V shaped holes where they are hunting up grubs.

(If you are or there are gentlemen in the household-male urine works pretty good to keep the skunks from digging in lawns)


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