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Small holes all through my yard

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Redfeathers, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    The last two months I've noticed lots and lots of small silver dollar size holes in my yard and in my garden. What are they and how do I get rid of them? They go very deep too.
  2. andehens

    andehens Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    The holes that were driving me crazy in my garden last year b/c I couldn't figure out what they were, as there was no garden damage, turned out to be toads when I dug a couple of them up.
  3. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Wow! Did they go several feet deep though? I have little tiny frogs in my yard, but I haven't seen any toads. It's like an underground tunnel system I think.
  4. antlers

    antlers Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    ground squirrels? Like stripped gophers....
  5. wateboe

    wateboe Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    Lebanon, Ohio
    In our area (Ohio) these are commonly signs of voles, especially in garden beds. Other than the look of the holes and tunnels, they haven't done any plant damage in my beds... although they may eat tulips. As my attitude is usually live-and-let-live, I have left them alone for the most part. Good snake food, and I love snakes!
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Chipmunks...I'm over run this year...
  7. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Skunks are known for digging small grubs up and leave little walnut size holes where they do it..

  8. Jessika

    Jessika Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    It is always moles or gophers in my yard. They did it to the goat pen recently too. I find big or little holes. Guess it depends on how big the critter was!
  9. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:Yep, that's what it is around here, too.

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