Burrowing critters

Asked August 17, 2018, 11:28 PM EDT

Southeast of Cheyenne, in a relatively new, large-lot subdivision, we find a lot of holes popping up in the natural-vegetation "yard". The soil is pretty sandy, although medium brown in color. The holes might be as much as 2" inches round, with the soil heaps about 5 or 6 inches in diameter. Haven't seen a critter, or any poop left behind.
What the heck is making these holes? Will they be eating the veggie garden? How do I convince them to go elsewhere?

Laramie County Wyoming

1 Response

Here are some articles to help you get started with identification. Once you know what you are dealing with you will have a better chance of control. The first article has a link to control options once you have the correct identification. 1. http://www.uwyo.edu/barnbackyard/_files/documents/magazine/2006/fall/gophers-fall-barnyards-2006.pdf
2. http://www.uwyo.edu/barnbackyard/_files/documents/magazine/2015/summer/072015bbvoles.pdf
3. http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/natural-resources/burrowing-animals-determining-species-b...
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