Rat or mole?
I'm looking for a pest identification if anybody can help?
Something is tunnelling into the stone wall outside our house (see photo). We first suspected rats, but our neighbour seems to think mole, as his garden has been dug up by moles.
I haven't noticed any other signs of rats, apart from that the peanuts in the bird feeding station have been eaten a lot faster than usual, and the seeds thrown on the ground have all been eaten, when previously I have been sweeping up the dropped seed.
We have only just moved into this house and garden, the previous owner didn't mention anything regarding rats etc. But we did find rat poison in the shed. I don't want to kill anything, I think it would be best to deter them away before resorting to poison.
Any advice would be appreciated, on either which animal we are dealing with, or how to deter them from digging up our wall!