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Strange holes in yard
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Brian    Posted 04-14-2001 at 16:45:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have some holes in my yard that are being dug by some type of critter. They are approx.
1 1/4"in diameter. As they are dug the dirt/mud is kicked out of the hole end seem to be down until water is hit. I can drop small pieces of dirt or small pebbles down and hear them hit water. They are around my ditch out front so I figured maybe cray-fish or similar, but I am getting them in the back of the house too!
Not sure what they are, any ideas? Thanks. ~Brian

Alex    Posted 07-02-2007 at 11:51:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are a lot of strange holes in the front yard and the grass around it is dying, they are as wide as your wrist.

AD    Posted 04-15-2001 at 11:47:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would say it is crawdads and to get rid of them drop one piece of carbide in to the hole. Do not hold open flame near hole after depositing carbide in the hole.

Texas Al    Posted 04-18-2001 at 20:06:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A piece of bacon on a piece of string is irresistable to them crawdads. Once you get him out of the hole you can relocate him. Watch those pinchers though!

ann    Posted 05-12-2006 at 09:39:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
ammonia works well!!!!

Spencer Greely    Posted 04-14-2001 at 19:28:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get those holes on my lawn every spring. I
think there moles that make them. They look like
mice without eyes and have a snout that looks like a pig's.
I'm not sure but I think they live just a few
inches under the sod where they make tunnels and eat worms and grubs.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 04-14-2001 at 16:51:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like crawdads to me.

Hendo (OR)    Posted 04-15-2001 at 07:53:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Moles, we have them everywhere, in the yard,pasture and in barn. the other day I was turning the compost, I had scooped up a pile of roting hay with the loader and saw some movement just below the surface, I poked around with the hay fork and stabbed the critter.
I have used battery operated vibrators, that kept them at bay in the yard all last summer but they are a real problem. They try to get into our raised beds, there are piles of dirt all along the sides of the frames, but we have stainless steel mesh in the bottom with rock on top for drainage, they can't get in.

Dreamweaver    Posted 04-15-2001 at 16:12:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is my "blonde" version of a possibility. My girlfriend has these same strange "holes" that appear in her yard from time to time. We discovered it was where her pipes are buried underground and the dirt was caving in a little around them. Ok, yuck it up, but it was true!

Dreamweaver    Posted 04-15-2001 at 16:13:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
If that didn't work for ya, how about big snake holes? They have to crawl around don't they? Gee, I think I need some brunette dye.........

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