Florida Gardening forum→Ok, I'm baffled

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Region: Florida Tropicals Cottage Gardener Plumerias Amaryllis Roses
Apr 18, 2012 2:50 PM CST
Something has been digging around my yard - in broad daylight. I can't figure out what it is, as I never see it happen. The pictures below show what happened at midday today. I went in/out my front door several times this morning, so I am positive it was midday. Would a squirrel do this? A snake? A bird such as a blue jay or brown thrasher? There are no cats and very few dogs in my neighborhood. All of the dogs here are walked on leashes. I know armadillos will dig and tear up a yard, but not in the daytime, right?

I was sitting right on the other side of the wall and heard/saw nothing. What the heck?! Blinking

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Apr 18, 2012 5:10 PM CST
Looks like a bird might have gone through looking for grubs, etc. The Grackles and Blue Jays will do that up here...

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Apr 19, 2012 9:31 AM CST
yeah, bird or squirrel are both good possibilities. Thumbs down

Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Apr 20, 2012 5:59 PM CST
Usually, the squirrels leave little holes where dug up their winter stash.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Apr 22, 2012 7:56 PM CST
It's most often squirrels that dig that way in my garden, Carol. The hose scares them away really well . .

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