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Something eating my lawn

Posted by jwaldis 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 8, 07 at 8:56

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 cant 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

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RE: Something eating my lawn

Posting pictures would probably help.

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

RE: Something eating my lawn

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

RE: Something eating my lawn

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.

RE: Something eating my lawn

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????

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