Large hole in garden

Asked October 2, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT

Do you have any idea what sort of critter would create a hole like this in my garden area. We have filled it in several times and it keeps Returning. I can find no footprints anywhere.

Pasco County Florida wildlife damage management

1 Response

Dear Pasco Co., FL, Thank you for writing to Extension with your Natural Resource questions. From your second picture the hole looks to be 5" across. I believe this is an armadillo den. Look around the yard to see if you have a number of small holes where the armadillo is digging for grubs. To get rid of the armadillo, you will need to trap it. Contact me directly for more information. - Andy