Plant ID forum: Gopher mounds

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 1, 2011 11:53 AM CST
I need to find out if these mounds are being made by pocket gophers or moles or what. I know this will seem obvious & silly to many but I just moved to north Fl. from the far southern coastal area of Fl. & am not familiar with these creatures as I never had any down there. Can you guys please look at these photos & tell me what is causing them? In the first photo I put my foot there to demonstrate the size of the mounds. they range around 9-10" in height. Thank you.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 1, 2011 12:20 PM CST

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Those are gopher mounds. A curse on the southern states. Sad We have them here, too. Nobody I know has figured out how to deal with them except to poison the entire pasture.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 1, 2011 12:33 PM CST
they also remind me of some of the ant mounds we get Grumbling Grumbling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 1, 2011 12:37 PM CST
First thing I checked was to see if they were fire ants --- I DO know about those.

Thanks for the I.D. Dave. Heh, heh, heh, I have a border terrier ---- they HATE such as gophers, moles, ground hogs, tree rats & so forth. She's going to earn her keep. They don't call them earth dogs for nothing.
Hilarious!
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