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Old 05-26-23, 11:39 AM
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What is this....

living in my backyard without paying rent and how do I evict it without killing?



 
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Hard to tell looking at nothing but a pile of dirt. My guess is some critter that digs tunnels. It's especially difficult since you didn't provide any location information. Do you see a burrow?
 
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Old 05-26-23, 12:46 PM
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Location is Middle TN and the only animal I see are 2 squirrels. But I don't think they live underground and make such huge piles of dirt.
 
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Old 05-26-23, 12:57 PM
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If that's a raised tunnel on the upper right side, it's likely moles. Not an endangered species by any means. If you don't want to kill it and just want it to move to another part of your yard look into one of the sonic mole repellant stakes that are sold. Their actual effect is somewhat dubious / unreliable at best. I prefer a dead body as proof of success. 2 moles become 8, 8 moles become 32 pretty fast.
 
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These must be pretty fat and big moles to do a pile like that.
 
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Is it a raised tunnel on the upper right or not?
 
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Did some research and it looks like Moles and after reading this, I can live with that:

https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lawn-and-g...food%20sources.
 
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Get a pointy screwdriver or similar.....and poke down 6 inches all around in various spots. This will reveal tunnels.
 
 

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