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Unknown Dirt Piles #6950704
08/01/20 05:07 PM
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I have a series of about 8 dirt piles in the field about 2 feet wide? But theres no hole near or under the piles. I was thinking pocket gopher, woodchuck or badger but cant find a hole?

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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950709
08/01/20 05:12 PM
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Look like mole deep tunnel clean out holes. The tunnel to them will be small around 1 1/2 in diameter.


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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Drifter] #6950735
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Drifter, We do have moles here. But this is different. Plus I cant find any size hole under the piles


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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950737
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I would say pocket gopher....take a rod or spike and probe around the outside of the piles.







Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950750
08/01/20 05:56 PM
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Yup looks like pocket gophers ti me too. Steal that great pre sifted dirt and wax it! Once you get enough for your needs catch the critter lol.


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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950757
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Do you guys have fire ants?

Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950761
08/01/20 06:14 PM
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could be cicada killers they have small holes hard to see...sit and watch...within a half hour you will know. on avg every 28 minutes they carry something back or fly in and out.


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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950804
08/01/20 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Trap_Hunt_Fish
Drifter, We do have moles here. But this is different. Plus I cant find any size hole under the piles

Try scrape the dirt off then pour water onto it. Bet find the hole then. It is usually a pretty steep angle going down and only one way.


�Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves. � � Winston Churchill








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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950805
08/01/20 06:55 PM
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I'm not sayin its a Chupacabra but

its a Chupacabra


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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950816
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This time of year the worms and grubs are very deep because the upper soil is to dry and hot for them. The moles go deep after them. I think drifter is right that those are deep tunnel, clean outs made my moles. Moles horizontal tunnels are deep in hot dry weather because that's where their prey is, but they still have to push the dirt to the surface to clear it from the tunnels.

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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6950821
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Once again this is a clear example of the deep state and its tman propaganda wing trying to deny the existence of Chupacabra's!

If this gets deleted I am throwing a 3 year old hissy fit tantrum!
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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Leftlane] #6951259
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My guess would be pocket gopher as many have suggested. As a young kid I trapped those for bounty. Many times as they are creating their tunnels and or colonies they will plug the exit or entrance holes tightly. Light to a pocket gopher is like running water to a beaver and their dam. They will come back at times and open those plugs but you can find the tunnels by probing or digging with a spade.

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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6951261
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Looks like a pocket gopher mound to me too!

Ive been trapping them every day this summer. Its a never ending battle this year for some reason.


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Re: Unknown Dirt Piles [Re: Trap_Hunt_Fish] #6951265
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Definitely pocket gophers. Like Bryce said, they plug the exit hole in that pile of dirt. I've watched them make and plug those piles before - kinda neat to watch. One way to trap them - do what Bushmaster said and spike around that pile of dirt until you feel the hollow tunnel trails, dig down to that hollow tunnel, and set a #0,1, or 1.5 in the tunnel (secured to the surface so they don't drag it further into their tunnels, cover your hole with cardboard and dirt
over the edge of the cardboard so they don't see any light there, then just pick up your fall trapping bait the next morning. I wouldn't bother trying to trap the entrance/exit hole at the dirt pile as they will just kick out more dirt and bury your trap. It's a fun kids trapping activity during the summer.


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