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Whose hole?

BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
edited November 2019 in Wildlife gardening
This hole appeared near our apple tree. It is next to a small paving stone I use as a stepping stone but we lifted it and there's nothing under it. The hole just goes back and down. There's a teaspoon for scale. Doesn't seem like a rat hole to me. Strange place for it as I'm there a lot. Any ideas? 


  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,173
    I had a similar hole near an old apple tree where I used to live.  It was a rat hole.  They appeared to like the tangle of roots for nesting - and it was near our "dalek" compost bins, and they made full use of the scavenging opportunities as well.

    Best deal with it before it becomes established I think.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,181
    I think that looks like a typical rat hole I’m afraid. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Oh dear... Mr B will have to get the airgun out. 
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  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    edited December 2019
    Funnily we tried a trap but only got field mice, which I don't like to kill. No action seen in the regards of rats, still not convinced. I've filled the hole with sand to see if they re-dig it. I'm hoping Mr B has got me a trail camera for my impending birthday. 
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