what kind of critter is this?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by blueheaven, May 4, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Central Indiana
    does anyone know:
    after a long winter...i was trimming up my bramble (black raspberry) bushes and noticed a lof of holes - they did not go straight down but were slanted. i also noticed trenches to my grape vines. i have about 10 holes in the matter of 16 feet or so. the holes are 3 inches in diameter roughly!!!

    it does not look like moles though.

    they have killed (i guess by means of chewing the roots to the plants) most of my bramble bushes...

    then today - as i was going to check on my chicks - i noticed another hole in my perinnal bed. it is behind on of my flowers that is only 8" high. it looked like fresh dirt so i put the dirt back on top and when i went back to check the chicks again - it was re-dug.

    any ideas???
    ps...i live in indiana.
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    ground squirrels?
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
  5. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Gophers......we have plenty of them little buggers!
  6. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    skunks. They dig holes 3-6 inches wide and about the same depth when they are after grubs and roots in the fall and spring. One skunk can make a yard look like an abused golf course in the space of one night.
  7. wateboe

    wateboe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Lebanon, Ohio
    I suspect voles. Lots of ingress/egress holes that lead to tunnels just below the surface of the soil, usually concentrated in garden beds. They can really do a number on flowering bulbs and other tasty roots!
  8. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Chariho RI
    What time is this happening? If it's during the day that should rule out skunks.
  9. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    SouthWestern Ohio
    i say skunks or Gophers!
  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Something beutifull that God made [​IMG]
    See youre backyard could use some airation right [​IMG]

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