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Old 12-26-2012, 10:39 AM
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So far all it caught was me taking pictures...
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This is very typical of wild hog damage. It had been rooted around in recently. Probably only a day old when we came upon it. It rained a lot recently so no more than a day and a half old.
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Wow a bad case of raccoon, I haven't seen a case like that in years.

The give away was the paw print in the photo.

Yeah just put some egg traps out, that should sort the problem.
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Agree with the previous posters, does not look like hog damage...the attached pics are of hog damage...

One of the pesky evildoers, DOA too...
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That could be hog damage. I've seen them just peel back the sod and not root deep like that. Usually on a clay based hard soil. In sand, they'll go deep.

If it is hogs, you better get busy. Otherwise, they'll multiply and they will come back and your yard will be terminated completely overnight.

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Picked up a ATNŽ MK390 Paladin Night Vision Scope to help sort this out. Will be going back up to the BOL next week end and will check out the game camera for clues to the culprit then will take them out!
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Recently, an armadillo tore up my dormant lawn on one side of the house. I made some pics of Armadillo damage. Maybe that's what you've got. Oh wait you said that you didn't think that they were that far north yet.

I'm thinking I'll set up a 6 ft step ladder as a tree stand some night and bow hunt the little bastid. I think I can hear him over in the woods next door as I type this. LOL!
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Looks like just what my parents lawn did this summer, in their case it was skunks after grubs under the grass.
This was my first thought as well - skunks. Moles come into the yard for grubs. Grubs also attract skunks. The fact that the digging is along mole tracks may just be an indicator of whatever is doing the digging is after the same thing as the moles.

I've never seen skunks tear up a lawn like that but pretty close. I'm not familiar with armadillo behavior so that is possible as well.
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So far nothing on the game camera but Deer and a couple of crows. no more damage either.
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Ibe watched trail cam videos of my yard with striped skunks and raccoons doing that very thing. Invest in some traps or a .22 if you plan on stopping them. My neighbor would raise cane with me if I shot them. Got a 40 dollar cage trap and in a couple weeks no more critters in the yard.
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