Over the last few weeks I have been noticing small holes in my lawn. They are about 2-3 inches diameter and a couple of inches deep. They are easy to spot because there is usually a tuft of dug out grass by the side.
I thought it was the magpies digging for grubs etc but last night I was up a bit late and around midnight I heard the cctv
recorder clicking on and off a lot so I first switched the screen on and then looked out of the window. I saw the culprit - a fox. Bold as brass it was roaming up and down the lawn and every so often it would scratch the surface and dig a bit.
Sure, I could "shoo" it away but no doubt it will be back if the problem has been going on for a few weeks.
What on earth can it be digging for? There will undoubtedly be the odd beetle or grub in the lawn but that is hardly a meal for a fox. There is no sign of mice in the lawn and no moles or the like.
How to I deter the thing? I will guess that often it visits very late at night or in the early hours so personal involvement is not practical
Anybody else had this problem
- incidentally I an not located in a rural setting. I am towards the edge of the estate in Wallasey but there are lots of houses in the area.