Curious holes in my lawn

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  1. The Badger

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    Hello everyone. I am new. I hope you are all well. I’m not very good at gardening but I have spent a lot of time out there this summer so I am determined to get better. Anyway I have a problem which I wondered if anyone could help with. I have over the last few days noticed some small holes appear in my lawn. They range from about 2-8cm wide and look like about 2-4cm deep. There is grass around the hole so it looks to me like they have been dug from the top tether than burrowed from underneath. I have included photos. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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      Welcome to Gardeners Corner The Badger. :)

      There aren't any pictures on your post, but they may be because you are a new member. I'm guessing that the holes are being formed by bees.
       
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        Some animal looking for leatherjackets maybe ? We get the jackdaws making dozens of smaller holes across the lawn doing this.
         
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        Could be squirrels. :noidea:
         
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          Wasps? They often nest underground so be careful in case
           
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          Thanks for your suggestions. I’ve tried again with the pictures:
           
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          If not squirrels then perhaps badgers. I often find holes of this size, sometimes with a stone dropped to one side.
           
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          Interesting. Thank you. I don’t think Badgers can get into my garden so more likely squirrels I guess. Strange little holes though. Cheers.
           
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          See how the grass has been scratched to the side? That makes me think it’s a mammal scratching at the top
           

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          Try foxes.
           
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            I was thinking foxes, as if squirrels, you can often see the “hidden” nut.

            we have lots of holes just like that all over the garden - I think the cubs are now of an age when they are trying to fend for themselves....?
             
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