not sure that this is strictly a gardening question but I am baffled so thought I'd ask. I found a pile of soil on the floor of my garden shed. It was about three feet by two and about 6 inches high - the soli was under some garden chairs and it did not
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
this question is about a big(gish) pile of earth foudn in my garden shed - looked like it had been thrown up but must have been carried in through hole (about 2 inches in diameter) at back of shed - looked like a molehill - what animals carry soil into buildings (no evidence of droppings) and the soil was not in balls - it was quite loose with lots of roots in it.
I am surprised that rats would move so much soil - but then I was surprised that baby rats have play areas!
Thanks everyone for the interest- I am still not convinced that a rat would move so much soil - but clearly other people have had similar problems. Wouldn't the rat have damaged stuff in the shed - there is a lot of material in there that would have been useful for a nest - as you can tell I am still somewhat baffled.
- 23 Jan, 2009