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    WHAT!?

    Last night some critter visited my yard and had a hay-day! I'm thinking a raccoon, no skunk smell, more damage than a squirrel and I can see where it came in under the fence, a squirrel would go over the fense normally. I have no idea what it was digging for. I put a trap out, see it I catch anything.

    Any ideas?

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    Holes like that are usually caused by armadillos digging for roots or grubs down here.
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    Skunks will sometimes dig for grubs in a lawn. If they aren't disturbed, they won't release their primary weapon.
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    Alien armadillos from New Mexico stole a used UFO from Area 51 to look for coffee beans in Washington...it could work!
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    We don't have Armadillos (not even alien ones), and skunks leave a scent behind (so to speak) even when they don't release their weapon.. I can alway tell when one has been around during the night.

    Skunks, squirrels, moles, bull snakes, dogs, cats and raccoons are about all we have.
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    Paul,
    I had a very similar problem last year. It was a skunk(s) that we're after grubs.

    You're picture is what my lawn looked like when the digging started. In just a few days large areas were damaged. I trapped one skunk. If you rake up in the general area of the digging, you may find some white grubs.

    PS While the digging was going on, there was no skunk scent at all & that made me think it might have Been raccoons. But, the critter in theHave-Heart-Trap sure wasn't a raccoon!
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    same here. it's skunks.
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    Sounds like you need to kill the food source, and whatever the predator is, it will go on it's own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Alien armadillos from New Mexico stole a used UFO from Area 51 to look for coffee beans in Washington...it could work!
    And all they found in Washington were a bunch of nuts!

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