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Old 05-12-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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So I'm mowing the lawn this afternoon and I notice this 10 foot square patch of land completely torn up. Anyone care to guess what did it? I was shocked to find out.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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Most likely a skunk looking for grubs. Seen it many times. He will keep coming back till the ground hardens up unless you help him move alone.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Most likely a skunk looking for grubs. Seen it many times. He will keep coming back till the ground hardens up unless you help him move alone.
My first thought too, but no.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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How do you know it wasn't a skunk? This info might offer more clues. They do it at night and the ground looks a lot like it was hit by a small cultivator when they are done.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Bangor, ME
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We've had our lawn torn up by a skunk as well. The lawn service man also suggested that wild turkeys looking for insects will so the same thing.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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How do you know it wasn't a skunk? This info might offer more clues. They do it at night and the ground looks a lot like it was hit by a small cultivator when they are done.
I saw the culprit. Not a turkey either.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have tore-up a few patches of soil while snow plowing.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Limestone
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I saw the culprit. Not a turkey either.
So if you saw the perp who/what was it ?
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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So if you saw the perp who/what was it ?
A pair of flickers. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't caught them in the act.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, but looking for my niche in ME, or OR
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A pair of flickers. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't caught them in the act.
Good Lord!
And I was thinking was an UFO or somethin'...
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