Curious holes in my lawn

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  1. JR

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    Here's one that's having a drink from our cats bowl..
     

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      Thanks. Could well be foxes. I see them out there some evenings. Not digging, but just looking around. Any tips to deter them?
       
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      Not really I leave them and the badgers to it. If the holes are a problem I fill them with fresh soil add a pinch of grass seed and stamp it down.
       
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        We needed to keep the badgers out and were recommended, by a badger preservation group, to spray Jeyes Fluid all round the border of our property and renew it once a month - or more often if it rained. Apparently they hate the smell. It worked and we only needed to do it for three months.

        It won't work for squirrels.
         
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          I don't think it's badgers, I find they tend to make quite a mess when they dig.
           
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            Those holes are tiny compared to a badger digging/scrapping, possibly squirrel
             
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              We've had badgers over the years and i always know when one is 'back'
              They are strong for their size and you can see ground well dug and pots dishevelled as they root around for earth worms.
              We did have a semi tame one a few years back that stayed under the shed.
              We put out peanut butter sandwich and cooked sausage.
              He never damaged the garden because his tea was ready for him at dusk each evening.
               
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