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Something's been digging . . .

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Early this morning I let Megan cat out in to the garden, watched her sniffing all around and was surprised to see her come running back with a very large, fluffed up tail!

This usually means something has been in the garden overnight, either another cat, possibly a Fox.

After breakfast, OH was waiting for me to get my walking shoes on, decided to wander around the garden and said “You won’t be happy when you see this!”.

This soil was in the very back border, with a boundary fence behind. When I moved the foliage out of the way I saw a fairly deep hole …

I really am not sure what could have done the digging and have put the soil back in place.

It will be interesting to see if the same happens overnight!

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Shirley we've had big holes in our garden everyday recently we've been told by neighbours they've seen foxes , funny thing is they always dig in the same place ,we placed long lengths of wood across the area which they just pushed to one side to get at the spot ...

9 Nov, 2020

 

Amy, we have heard Foxes making their awful 'crying' noises at night, not often though. It seems a lot of disturbed soil for a small mammal!

I hope your 'diggers' stop their activity asap ... :o)

9 Nov, 2020

 

I hope so to Shirley one hole had a drainage pipe at the bottom we didn't know there were any pipes there ...

9 Nov, 2020

 

fox or possibly a badger would be my guess.

9 Nov, 2020

 

Let us know if the culprit makes a return visit. Hope it won't!!!

9 Nov, 2020

 

OH said fox or badger too, Shirley. I do hope youโ€™ve managed to deter the nuisance.

9 Nov, 2020

 

I hope nothing too bad happens in the garden overnight!!

9 Nov, 2020

 

Hope the critter(s) did not do too much damage to your plants, Shirley.
Let us know if you'll find out who did it.

9 Nov, 2020

 

I dont think it would be a badger, as I am sure your lawns would have been ripped up whilst they look for worms, it very much looks like a fox, I have them under my allotment compost area, I have lived with this for years, sometimes they dig holes in the allotment garden, but to see the vixen in her winter coat is a joy, she often saunters through the garden, you could try an stretch some galvanised mesh over the area and clamp it down with some rocks, when I got to my secret garden plot last week there was a Canada goose dead with its feet in the air and itโ€™s neck and head gone which Is what they like to do.

10 Nov, 2020

 

Good news folks ... no damage in the garden last night ... long may it continue!

10 Nov, 2020

 

I wonder what could have done that Shirley, I hope it doesn't happen again.

11 Nov, 2020

 

Hywel, I have looked around the bottom of the fences but can see no entry points, so no idea what could have done that digging!

11 Nov, 2020

 

My money is on a fox Shirley, they can really shift some soil if they have too. Just wondered, it isn't a new fence is it? Perhaps it's blocking a usual 'fox path'?

11 Nov, 2020

 

Good news, Shirley! Finger and toes crossed that this pesky creature was just passing through!

11 Nov, 2020

 

Julia, no new fencing and behind the fence is a neighbour's shed. Perhaps they have a creature living in there?!!

I hope that's the case Kate ... :o)

11 Nov, 2020

 

Or under the shed!!

13 Nov, 2020

 

Noooooo!!!

14 Nov, 2020

 

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14 Nov, 2020

 

Ha, Ha, Ha!

14 Nov, 2020

 

I had another hole again this morning always in the same place it digs down to a drainage pipe .. Why ? what's so interesting about that pipe ..we fill it in after each 'dig ' I'm sure it's a fox I looked out of my front window the other evening at 11.30 pm the front light came on and there it was ..a Fox ... I couldn't see where it comes into the back garden either Shirley there's a steep drop the other side of the fence but I'm told they can jump huge heights ...

15 Nov, 2020

 

That's really annoying for you Amy and I also wonder why it digs down to a pipe! I don't know of any deterrent to Foxes ... :o(

15 Nov, 2020

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