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Unknown Beastie in the garden !!!

While tidying the garden I found, under a pile of Lucifer leaves, a deep burrow. Its size at the opening is approx the size of a medium garden glove and burrows down to small child fist size but goes very deep.

We live in a town environment and have a wildlife area in the garden but this was away from that and now uncovered is quite exposed so hopefully this will move out visitors on.

Any suggestions or ideas what it is or should we leave the Anaconda in peace !!!!!!!!!!!




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  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Is it rabbit ?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    rat would head my list of suspects. Bit wide for mouse or vole. Not likely to be a rabbit in town

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Hehe didn't read the 'town ' bit ...used to em out here image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974

    never more than 10 feet from a rat.

    Just part of the scene here too.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Cheers for the response. Now viewed a few YouTube clips and seems to be the same size and shape of burrow! Pity our cat is of the fluffy pillowcase variety and wouldn't know what to do with a rat unless providing a manicure!!!
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    yesterday i moved a few ton of loam iv been doing ,had it all covered up and rotting away since last year and wanted it in 2 new raised beds we've done,iv also had trouble with something burrowing under our composter and steeling the contents for a few weeksimage Then yesterday half way into the loam mound i found it ,all being preserved in the middle of the mound completely dry, warm,stacks of food and loads of dry hay and newspaper the area was about the size of a sink bowl,luckily no-one at home or had scarpered when i started digging ,anyway hopefully he might move on and take the family with him,  must admit when i spotted the nest i was bending over toward it and just about to lift a shovel full up ,and did i move back fast or what the old bottle took a turn i,ll tell you,anyway good luck with your burrower


  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    And I thought you men were all so braveimage
  • I think the floods and raised water tables have caused some of our rodent 'friends' to move around and look for new homes - but I'm going to provide my new would-be resident with a meal he'll regret image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • sorry to say its a rat,you will find quite big droppings and you will sometimes hear them.That's exactly like the holes in my garden ,in which one baby one came out right in front of me.image

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