Quarter/Half dollar size holes in my Lawn?

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Old 01-20-10, 05:55 AM
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Quarter/Half dollar size holes in my Lawn?

I recently purchased a three year old home in Central Florida (Orlando Area). Since moving in I am noticing small holes throughout my lawn. The holes are between quarter and half-dollar size and seem to be clustered together in groups of 4-6 holes. New holes seem to appear every few days and I have no idea what they are from. I have no pets so that eliminates that end. At the opposite end of my yard (way behind my house) I have a small pond. Any ideas what's going on here and how to stop it?
 
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Likely an animal looking for bugs (food)

Up here the first thought is usually a skunk, not sure about the southeast
 
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Could be. I did a little more research and spoke to some neighbors. The consensus seems to be gophers or moles. I guess they are fairly common here and have plagued the area in recent years. I'm going to try a few things and post what works and what doesn't. Thanks for the help!
 
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I've had the same problem here in tn and I believe it's been skunks When I lived in fla, moles were a problem. I have a son who lives next to a creek and his yard is full of holes from crawdads. Might be hard to pinpoint unless you get a look at them.
 
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I had a local Critter Control rep come out today for this. As soon as he saw the holes he said "Armadillo". He was right, we found an Armadillo den behind some bushes at the front of my house. Traps are set and hopefully this creature will be gone in a few days!
 
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well, that's one critter that doesn't come to mind for most of us northerners.

I would have listed off about 6 possibilities and none of them was armadillo.
 
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I don't think armadillo would have come to me at all
 
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I remember the armadillos from fla but never had any problems with them on my property down there. They are kind of like the 'possums around here, most are seen dead on or along side of the hwy. I guess tenn is too far north for them
 
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The armadillo was finally trapped and removed from the property. He was fairly large and had apparently dug several dens at homes throughout my neighborhood. He's been relocated many miles away to much more armadillo friendly uninhabited area!
 
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