Round holes in the ground

Asked May 5, 2018, 3:21 AM EDT

Greetings. Something is making round holes in the ground around our house and on an adjacent rocky hillside. Most of them are about the size of a half dollar. Some are as large as a couple of inches in diameter. I can't detect any tracks, streaks, or activity in association with them. This is only our second year at this house but we did not have these last year. We are located in far western NC in the mountains. Each day there are several more. Any idea what this could be?

Graham County North Carolina

1 Response

Identifying the critter that created holes and excavations in the landscape is not always easy.

Are the "holes" in your yard actual holes that are entrances to a tunnel or are they excavations that are essentially dug-out spots? Please see this Clemson HGIC fact sheet about Holes in the Lawn ( that may help identify your critter.