What digs holes like this?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BBQJOE, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the Arizona desert. I see these all the time, but have never seen one in my coop. The ground in the coop is short of rock solid. I have also never seen anything enter or exit one of these holes. Any guesses?
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    Gee Joe... no pictures? How big are the holes. Without something to go on to narrow down prairie dogs, lizard, rabbit, snake then I'll go out on a limb and make the "guess" of...
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  3. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dag nabbit! I forgot the pic.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    Thanks for the pic. Since there is no webbing I'll have to change my answer to snake. What type well...[​IMG]
     
  5. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something would have to chew like all get out to make a hole like this if it has no hands. I don't think a snake burrows like this, but I don't know what else would. The ground is so hard, that if I gave you a shovel and asked you to dig me a hole, you'd probably hate me.
     
  6. hayley3

    hayley3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rodent of some sort?...looks like the ones in my barn that were dug by a mouse. Now I wonder, does a mouse dig with their paws or their teeth?
     
  7. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A can opener. Duh.
     
  8. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in the deep South, we get holes like this that are crawfish. Only sometimes do they mound the dirt up around the outside edges of the hole. I'm thinking it's a lizard of some sort, really. I've never seen snakes make a hole that goes straight down
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I vote rodent. But you might find a snake come out if he hunts down the rodent [​IMG]
     
  10. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    El chupacabra ? LOL
     

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