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May 22, 2020 3:38 PM CST
Cooper City near Miami, FL
I think the burrows in my lawn (see attached pic) are chipmunk holes. Roughly golf ball width. Can anybody confirm and suggest a remedy. Google suggests a fake owl and peppermint/eucalyptus/garlic smells will drive them away without having to trap or kill them. Would that work? Any other ideas please??
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May 22, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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My research seems to indicate that chipmunks are rare in North Florida and not by you at all.

You might have some type of rat or other rodent.
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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May 22, 2020 4:37 PM CST
Cooper City near Miami, FL
OK, thanks BigBill.
Other suggestion is a norway rat...
Anybody any idea of humane removal please? Bear in mind we have 2 kids, 8 and 4 years old....
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May 22, 2020 5:07 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
In Florida you have wood rats, rice rats, all kinds of rats. Not sure if Norway rats are down that far south or not. Than you have moles and voles and who knows what else!
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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