holes in my yard

phyllis__mnSeptember 11, 2012

These were not here yesterday, but there are between 70-80 little holes now. The only thing I can think of is that it is a critter digging for grub worms. It is only in a patch about 25-15, and in an area that would get watered when the flower bed is. They are about two inches deep.

(I do not water my "grass", as water is extremely expensive here.....)

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schoolhouse_gw

Yes, I've got lots of those holes too. Could be moles and could also be yellow jackets. But then you would have seen, and felt, the yellow jackets by now - I did. :(

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 5:24PM
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phyllis__mn

Yes, I had thought of yellow jackets,as neighbor had a hole, and lots of the buzzers. I didn't have any, so wonder what the heck would make so many holes.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 5:55PM
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lydia1959

Probably Voles... we have hundreds of their holes in our yard.

The Vole information is about half way down the page in the link.

Here is a link that might be useful: Moles and Voles

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 6:01PM
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JoAnn_Fla

I have holes too.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 7:28PM
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dedtired

Oh I have those too! I always thought it was squirrels. I know we have those tiny gray voles because my cat used to catch them, but the voles seem too small to to make a hole that size. The holes are fairly deep. I have to go look at that link.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 7:30PM
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gemini40

Could they be from skunks digging for grubs?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 7:34PM
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phyllis__mn

Neighbor thinks it is a skunk.....the hole they had was dug up and a honey comb brought up. She said she had smelled vague skunk odor that evening. I do think it is that, digging for grubs. She had a number of new holes dug, too. Oh, well, excitement in the 'hood!!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 8:29PM
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morz8

Do the holes dead-end right about the depth of the sod - they aren't tunnels?

I have a new 'crop' of those this week and mine are racoons after worms, they love night crawlers and I have plenty. I just wish they weren't quite so urban, the neighbors across the street have a new (and expensive) puppy and they are afraid to let her out into their fenced yard at dusk or later unsupervised.

It's definitely not moles.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 8:33PM
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phyllis__mn

Nope, not tunnels, and they do seem to end at the depth of the sod.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 9:27PM
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nanatricia

Well mine was a skunk. I almost had a run in with it one night.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 11:42PM
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jemdandy

Skunks and racoons do did for food. The racoons practically plough the ground under my bird feeders.

Your holes are sized typically of those that squirrels make at this time of the year for burying tree nuts. However, I did not see nay evidence that anything was "buried" in your lwan.

During dry times, earthworms and night crawlers retreat deeper in the soil in search of moisture. Also, earthworms prepare for winter at this time of year and are not available for anumal food.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 3:44AM
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jannie

My guess is Japanese Beetle grubs. I find them every spring when I start gardening.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 7:32AM
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joyfulguy

I suggest skunk ... maybe coon.

o j

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 1:41PM
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linda_in_iowa

I have those all over my backyard. People have told me they are grubs.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 7:10PM
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