Got Him! (or her)
The Little Digger
The little digger is a Skunk who, by the way, loves rice and pulled pork. At least that's how I finally found him. I scraped Taylor's plate off the edge of the deck, hoping that Mama raccoon would have some treats. Later I looked over the deck and there . . . he . . .was -- digging! Looking for every scrap of rice and pork.
It makes sense-
They eat insects and larvae, earthworms, small rodents, lizards, rats,salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles, and eggs. They also commonly eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi, and nuts.. . . Skunks commonly dig holes in lawns in search of grubs and worms.We found a product that we sprinkled around the big garden. It has citronella and other herbs that give off a pretty strong odor. It should last 30 days and so far, no further digging. We also got some smaller t-posts and wrapped the bean bed with chicken wire plus the fishing line.
I don't know what we're going to do about this little guy, hopefully he will move on. I'd hate for him to spray my laundry (next to the deck) or surprise us on the way to the coop. He's just a baby.
Skunk info link