What digs under and out?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by shay20, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Ok , NOW i have something digging under my back porch door but the dirt is like it is pushing the dirt not digging towarsd the animal, not sure if i am makeing any sence here. [​IMG]

    But my back porch is only half fence in, so a cat can jump over it, the whole is small but small like a mouse, any one have any thoughts?

    Oh and What ever it is it is eating the trash, i have chcikens on my back porch that YES are spoiled and now i an freaked out that waht ever it is is going to go for my chickens, I caged in a couple that sleep on the porch and the other sleep up on the AC.

    I am think skunk or raccoon? There are no smells so then i rule out skunk.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  2. TK421

    TK421 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shay,
    Post a pic of it's sign (dirt mounds, tracks, droppings, etc) and maybe we can ID for you.
     
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Moles do that. They burrow underground and push the soil up at regular intervals along the tunnel they are making. Go to Google Images and search "mole hills" and see if it looks like those.
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Rat(s) and they can dig like crazy and can excavate a large network of tunnels in very little time.

    Matt
     
  5. newhenfan

    newhenfan New Egg

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    could also be a chipmunk,or even a snake. the chipmunks like to eat whatever your feeding the chickens,(especially scratch) & snakes like eggs.
     
  6. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Hubby filled in the whole becouse what ever it is it came back 2 more days in a row, but i did see tracks it looked like cat pay prints but not a slight different, hubby says it came back again this morning so i will go see if it left any tracks, and i will takes pics of it.
    Thanks guys.
     
  7. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:I tell you i do have something under my showgirl pen, i saw a small tunnel like under neith it, and no eggs in like 8 different pens in the past 2 months.
     
  8. the209jungalist

    the209jungalist Out Of The Brooder

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    I say it is rats, we have a crazy rat problem going on in our coop and they do exactly as you described.
     
  9. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:I think so too, it came back yesterday night or morning and dug in teh same spot to get in.

    What should i use to get rid of them? Can i use those bait traps on a rat?
     

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