Can anyone identify these tracks. This was dug right at my front door and I want the creature gone.?

I found this several days ago. I smoothed out the sand with a brick. I watched the hole till 10pm and saw nothing. How ever in the morning the tracks were there. At one point a tiny frog was sitting in the sand but it did not dig the hole. The hole is about 3.5 inches across. I live in Lecanto Florida. I have tried to find a match online but so far no luck. Any help is appreciated. Thank you. Photos are on photobucket...

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    We have all kinds of varmints digging in the sand here in Florida. We have large wild hermit crabs making holes like that. If it's a moist shallow hole it could be a land crab. Maybe even a Gophor tortoise

    Edit: Forgot to mention that racoons dig holes looking for grubs, sometimes they look like that.

  • Johnny
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Hi RTist

    It is obvious you have been invaded by a Florida Swamp Monkey!

    Get a strip of sticky mouse tape from your local hardware or farm supply store. Stretch it across your area and stake down the ends. Put a small dab of peanut butter on one spot in the center of the tape.

    Check your trap each morning and you'll have him within two days.

    Get online and look up a recipe for Florida Swamp Monkey and dumplings. It is delicious!


  • G Wiz
    Lv 6
    8 years ago


    Seriously - It's a little animal, it's not hurting you and you live in Florida. We're loaded with wildlife - enjoy its diversity.

  • 8 years ago

    My guess is a gopher. Too big for a mole, too small for a groundhog.

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