Asked on Apr 28, 2014

Can someone tell me what kind of animal this was in my yard?

I thought maybe a rabbit was burrowing in my yard, but it's almost dead center of my lawn (not a very smart rabbit). The hole is not very deep, and I replanted it once, only to find this about 10 days later. The downy had actual clumps of fur, looks like a rabbit. No signs of any carcass - could it have been a cat or hawk that snatched it?
The rabbit (?) hole and fur flying
Closer view of the remnants
The best kind of rabbit to have in the garden - a faux rabbit!
  149 answers
  • I think you are probably pretty close to what happened. LOL Hawk or even other furry creatures in the area like coyote, fox, or even a dog.
    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 28, 2014
      @The Garden Frog with C Renee, ok thanks. We are in city limits and even though a coyote or fox is unlikely, I know it could be possible. Our yard is fenced (brick) with gates, so the animal would have to be an agile climber, and fast. We live near a river, and we know we have hawks. And a cat next door (I haven't yet asked his person if they received a gift at their doorstep in the last couple of days).
  • Pam Scarborough Pam Scarborough on Apr 28, 2014
    Looks like a rabbit nest. I have seen them in our back field when mowing. Mother rabbit only comes back 2 times in 24 hr. period. They build a fur filled nest, Babies leave not long after birth
  • Theresa Miller Theresa Miller on Apr 28, 2014
    That is a rabbit nest.A hawk has snatched it and flown off with it. There may be babies left behind.
  • Florence Florence on Apr 28, 2014
    I wonder if it is a chipmunk hole because we have these in our yard sometimes until my dog or cats see them
  • Pebbles Bartlett-Lewis Pebbles Bartlett-Lewis on Apr 28, 2014
    Could also be a cat. Seen that happen before
  • Cinnamon Adamskie Cinnamon Adamskie on Apr 28, 2014
    Rabbit nest is what I was thinking too. Mothers will pull out their own fur to line the nest with.
  • Heidy Blalack Heidy Blalack on Apr 28, 2014
    So I know that in my area we have plenty of urban packs of foxes but they are smart and we don't see them that often. Also that looks like rabbit fur around the hole but unless I looked at it closer I wouldn't be able to tell for sure.
  • Clea Spears Clea Spears on Apr 28, 2014
    You probably have a mother rabbit making a nest for her young maybe since you messed with the fur she pulled herself she will nest some place else. Watch and if she replaces it again there will be tiny bunnies in the bottom .
  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Apr 28, 2014
    Looks like a rabbit nest. A roofer we had here doing work found it near the middle of our lawn. He moved some of the fur and grass away and there were 3 baby bunnys in the hole/nest.
  • Gloria Clayton Gloria Clayton on Apr 28, 2014
    It is a rabbits nest.
  • Barbara P Barbara P on Apr 28, 2014
  • Shelly S Shelly S on Apr 28, 2014
    I agree. Rabbits nest. Rabbits will pull out the soft fur on their bellies to line their nests with for the babies. But the way everything is all pulled out of the hole, I doubt a hawk. A hawk would have just snatched it from the air without much disturbance. This looks like something went down into the hole and pulled it out.
  • Susan Edwards Susan Edwards on Apr 28, 2014
    It is definitely a rabbit's nest. They line it with their own fur. This is why you should always check your lawn for anything like this before you do your first mow of the season.
  • Juanita Bailey Juanita Bailey on Apr 28, 2014
    This is definitely a rabbit hole. We had this last summer 3 different times right in the center of our yard. They were raising babies, the mama lines the nest with her fir, and then covers it with more fur
  • Jennifer Stone Jennifer Stone on Apr 28, 2014
    Could be a Rabbit warren....
  • Cheryl Olson-Mammarello Cheryl Olson-Mammarello on Apr 28, 2014
    It looks like a rabbits nest. I had one right out side my front door in front of our sidewalk right by the side of an azalea bush and I saw a crow come right down and snatch the babies out of the nest. I chased it away several times as did the momma rabbit but it was relentless and after emptying the nest returned and totally ripped it apart.
  • Mary Koehler Mary Koehler on Apr 28, 2014
    Prairie dog? (LOL just kidding)
  • Sally Walsh Sally Walsh on Apr 28, 2014
    Before a female rabbit gives birth-she pulls the fur out from her chest area to line the nest. Looks like a rabbit nest.
  • Edl335587 Edl335587 on Apr 28, 2014
    Looks just like a rabbits nest in my back yard.without the babys of course.
  • Kelli Blanton Kelli Blanton on Apr 28, 2014
    Chuppacabra !!!
  • Debra Sevier Debra Sevier on Apr 28, 2014
  • Kate C Kate C on Apr 28, 2014
    we have moles in the yard in CT
  • Paula Singleton Clarke Paula Singleton Clarke on Apr 28, 2014
    We had the same thing in our yard several years ago, it was a rabbit nest. Be careful cutting the grass around it because the vibrations will disturb the nest and the babies will come out.ths happened to ours and the go grabbed one :(
  • Jennifer Northcutt Jennifer Northcutt on Apr 28, 2014
    The rabbits nest in my yard looked just like this :)
  • Tina Snider Tina Snider on Apr 28, 2014
    Husband says it's a rabbit nest. He mows lawn at the school and says he always found them out in the middle of the yard. Since you messed with the original hole, the mother probably pulled the fur out because it smelled like humans.
  • Debra Peters Debra Peters on Apr 28, 2014
    Baby bunnies in the middle of the lawn?!? How amazing is that?!? I would love bunnies in the middle of my grass - if I had grass.... lucky you!!
  • Mary PAstor Mary PAstor on Apr 28, 2014
    It's a bunny nest.....
  • Barbara W Barbara W on Apr 28, 2014
    YES, be careful cutting the grass. Our neighbors yard man roped off the area in the neighbors yard.
  • Norma H Norma H on Apr 28, 2014
    we raised rabbits when I was a kid, I never knew they lived in holes like that lol...never too old to learn....
  • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Apr 28, 2014
    Or could it be a "mole" hole.........they are very difficult to get rid of!!!
  • Lorre Lorre on Apr 28, 2014
    tell us when the bunnies are born, we will be bunny happy, lol
  • Mary T Mary T on Apr 28, 2014
    Looks like a nest. I usually have one of these in my yard every year.
  • Cathy Montague J Cathy Montague J on Apr 28, 2014
    Rabbit's nest. They line their nests with fur.
  • Connie Mabley Connie Mabley on Apr 28, 2014
    It's a rabbits nest. I have one in my yard also!!
  • Laura Dunkle Laura Dunkle on Apr 28, 2014
    it's most definitely a rabbit nest!
  • Max Cady Max Cady on Apr 28, 2014
  • Emily Spivey Emily Spivey on Apr 28, 2014
    Looks like a rabbit's nest. I've had them in the middle of an acre before. They're not real smart...we had one right at the edge of the garden where the 3 dogs tour regularly.
  • Kathy Deuel Kathy Deuel on Apr 28, 2014
    rabbit nest, yes we have them too, should not be disturbed
  • Kim Ruehle Kim Ruehle on Apr 28, 2014
    They hide their nests in plain sight, figuring other animals won't go into the open or near a home to hunt for their food.
  • Cheryl Riley Cheryl Riley on Apr 28, 2014
    Definitely bunny nest. Have had that situation several times. Mama uses her fur to keep babies warm
  • Terri C Terri C on Apr 28, 2014
    I would be up early in the morning . . before sunrise to see what sneaks out of that hole . it looks like a rabbits nest . . lucky you!.
  • Harriet Slifko Harriet Slifko on Apr 28, 2014
    Definitely rabbit
  • Sondra Sondra on Apr 28, 2014
    This is most likely not the only hole as there is usually another one better hidden.
  • Michelle Van Horn Michelle Van Horn on Apr 28, 2014
    a bunnys nest she may decide to have them someplace else now that her nest was disturbed
  • Vicki Wheeldon Vicki Wheeldon on Apr 28, 2014
    Rabbits nest. We used to have them in our old backyard. The dogs would find them and they never caught on from year to year to not go in the back and go out front instead.
  • Dotti Johnson-Porrett Dotti Johnson-Porrett on Apr 28, 2014
    I have about 4 of these in my flower bed...FIIPPIN RABBITS..
  • Linda L Linda L on Apr 28, 2014
    It's definitely a rabbit den. For some weird reason we have a rabbit that digs a hole in the middle of our front yard every year. There are no shrubs or plants around to protect the den from predators, just lawn. Not a clue why?? I've resorted to putting broken glass in the hole and refillled it with dirt. She now digs a few inches away, but I'll continue the practice to try and defer. I used to like the little furry creatures, but when they continue feast on my gardens every year, my nerve gets shorter and shorter. I've tried all the 'solutions' to keep them out, but nothing deters these 'city' rabbits. Good luck!!
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    • Linda L Linda L on Apr 29, 2014
      @Maria DiTondo Seriously people, no rabbits have ever been harmed by this practice. BRING IT ON!!!!! My post clearly states where I live and so does yours. You're all a bunch of judgmental *&&#%@#&. My practice (which I will continue) is a deterrent and seems to be working quite well. There are MANY rabbits on my small 1/4 acre property. NONE of them are injured. Feel free to call animal control in the area, they're the ones who told us to do it. SMH
  • GilbertBibiana Henjum GilbertBibiana Henjum on Apr 28, 2014
    Last time I seen something like this in my yard(Yesterday) Caught red handed, a skunk was digging for worms and left the lawn looking just like this, funny No fur.
  • Karen B Karen B on Apr 28, 2014
    Definitely a bunny. And she will only visit to feed two times a day and may move them one at a time to another location if they are disturbed. Very sweet but destructive!
  • Carolyn Jagielski Carolyn Jagielski on Apr 28, 2014
    I just learned something new. Now if I happen to find one in my yard I will know what it is and will know to put protection around the hole to protect the nest. Thank you for posting. :)
  • Shirley P Shirley P on Apr 28, 2014
    cottontailed rabbit
  • Donna Swiney Donna Swiney on Apr 28, 2014
    Just watch out for snakes! They love rabbits..
  • Mary Mary on Apr 28, 2014
    Ive never seen one , but my cat last week killed four babies I was heart sick , does anyone know how to stop that from happening
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    • JayBee57 JayBee57 on Apr 28, 2014
      @Mjlo Keep your cat inside. That's what you can do.
  • Kme274488 Kme274488 on Apr 28, 2014
    Rabbits nest. Had one in my flower bed and found 4 dead baby rabbits and the next day found rabbit fur.
  • Kimberlyd Kimberlyd on Apr 28, 2014
    Its a rabbit hole.This past weekend my husband came across an exact hole and found a baby rabbit.Now that rabbit fur is anyone's guess as to why you see clumps of fur.It could be anything but with our experience was a cat.
  • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 28, 2014
    Wow, thanks everyone for your input. Looks like I, along with a few others (based on comments), have learned a little on this subject. So, it appears the nest has been disturbed (by an animal and then by me, removing the fur, then by my husband mowing). What I'm not sure about is if there are/were any baby bunnies and whether it was the mama or babies that were apparently snatched (if mama pulled that much fur out BEFORE they were born she had NO IDEA what her kids could do to her AFTER they'd be born, lol). We do have crows in our area too, along with hawks. I'll post in a few days after the expected rains and give an update. I really don't want a rabbit nest in my yard, and certainly don't want them to feast on my plants. I lost all my asiatic lilies last year, and now I have a sneaking suspicion a relative of this rabbit family was casing the joint.
    • Geralyn Mott Geralyn Mott on Apr 28, 2014
      @Rita C. - Panoply some small mammals will pull out some of their own fur to pad their nests and keep the babies warm
  • Joan Joan on Apr 28, 2014
    Native brown rabbit. Keep cats indoors, at least until after nesting season is over. Only hawks, large birds of prey, coyotes, racoons, mink, bobcats, etc. will kill rabbits. they will also take cats, small dogs...your cat probly killed the babies.
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    • Kimb Kimb on Apr 28, 2014
      @Joan I used to raise rabbits when I was a child, and the mother rabbit does pull out her own fur(starting she's pregnant but also after) to soften and insulate the nest, so it's hard to say what's going on down there currently...the babies "might" still be down there...??
  • Janice Beckemeyer Janice Beckemeyer on Apr 28, 2014
    Rabbit hole.
    • Peg Peg on Apr 28, 2014
      @Janice Beckemeyer Yep,probably a nest and something scared her away.
  • Sharril Swindle Sharril Swindle on Apr 28, 2014
    My whole area in the back forty are covered with these ..tons of rabbits.. not doing a garden neighbors said last tenants lost pretty much of the garden to critters.. so I will do pots til next year supplement with farmers mkts... we are buying a house and will do a big raise bed garden hen
    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 28, 2014
      @Sharril Swindle , thanks. I don't do vegetable gardening, only landscape with flowers. Apparently they don't discriminate.
  • Judy Nash Judy Nash on Apr 28, 2014
    WE had a bunch of these last spring/summer and we found out it was a skunk digging.
  • Kari Kari on Apr 28, 2014
    Momma rabbit lines the nest with fur that she pulls from her belly before she kindles(gives birth).
  • Cee3P Cee3P on Apr 28, 2014
    If no bunnies are in the hole, then they're old enough to be out and about and usually hiding behind plants like hasta or underneath decks. The rabbits dig holes out in the middle of the yard where predators do NOT look for them, but dogs usually do find them. Until the grass covering dies and changes color, you have no idea it's even there. We've had them a few times and I've tried to put them back in the nest, protect the nest, and then finally rescue them, unsuccessfully. It's not that big of a deal. You can just repair the spot when they are done, which is a matter of weeks. If an animal got to the babies that weren't ready to leave the nest, then it could be momma searching for them or the same animal checking for more. The fur lines the inside of the nest, and the grass covers it.
  • JayBee57 JayBee57 on Apr 28, 2014
    I think rabbits nest.
  • Jean Marie Jean Marie on Apr 28, 2014
    Yep -- tis the season for the bunnies multiplying ... my dog can catch a momma on a nest.
  • Debra Anderson Debra Anderson on Apr 28, 2014
    It's a rabbit's nest. They pull fur from their chest hair to line the nests for their pink hairless babies. I used to raise rabbits, and had wild rabbit nests in my yard several times.
  • SueC SueC on Apr 28, 2014
    Common place for rabbits to burrow, they say make sure to check before mowing as the little bunnies are difficult to see. Probably is fur as someone mentioned, coming out of the nest is all.
  • Terri R Terri R on Apr 28, 2014
    Rabbit burrow? I hope a fisher cat didn't get the babies. They are viscous!
  • Patricia Downs Patricia Downs on Apr 28, 2014
    This is a rabbit. I have them in my yard also. I also have a problem with moles.
  • Duffy V Duffy V on Apr 28, 2014
    Def a rabbit. Had her babies there.
  • Doreen Gregorchik Doreen Gregorchik on Apr 28, 2014
    It's a bunny nest. We get them every spring.
  • Dwight N Dwight N on Apr 28, 2014
    Definitely rabbit nest. Had one a few years back. Nearly stepped on youngsters while mowing
  • Meg D Meg D on Apr 28, 2014
    Yep, rabbits. I have a nest just like this right now in my yard. We even have a big black dog. What's this momma thinking?
  • Mary Anne Frick Mary Anne Frick on Apr 28, 2014
    definitely those d#*m rabbits. They do this to our front lawn EVERY year including this year. visit your lawn and garden shop and pest spray or they WILL wreak havoc
    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 29, 2014
      Thank you. I don't want to hurt them but I don't want them taking up residence in my landscape garden that we've worked so hard to make nice, either.
  • Dianne Sconiers Dianne Sconiers on Apr 28, 2014
    armadillos will do this to
  • Tina Tina on Apr 28, 2014
    It's rabbits, put talcum powder in the hole and a couple mothballs around your yard, it will usually keep skunks and rabbit's away.
  • Jo Dee Bradley Jo Dee Bradley on Apr 28, 2014
    snake or maybe an armadella
  • Mary Mary on Apr 28, 2014
    awww its bunnies. Don't hurt them.
  • Pamela Jordan Pamela Jordan on Apr 28, 2014
    Definitely a rabbits nest, they are not the smartest when picking their nesting places and it will continue to come back. They can't be very deep when nesting so be careful with the lawn mower.
  • Meg D Meg D on Apr 28, 2014
    Oh definitely. We built a cage around the nest up a few inches off the ground and mom just comes and goes as she needs to
  • Diana C Diana C on Apr 28, 2014
    I agreee with the majority -- a rabbit is making it's home there
  • Cheryl Ulrich Cheryl Ulrich on Apr 28, 2014
    Mabe a squirrel' next?
  • Pamelee Keyser Pamelee Keyser on Apr 28, 2014
    Looks like a snake hole with the fur left from rabbits that have been eaten. Seen them here and we put whirly gigs that vibrate the ground to keep them away.
  • Meloney Gainey Meloney Gainey on Apr 29, 2014
    Definitely a rabbit, something might have scared it away before the babies were born and then it looks like something got in the nest and ransacked it. Good thing maybe momma was gone by then.
  • Brenda D Brenda D on Apr 29, 2014
    That is a Bunny nest. They always put their fur in them to keep the babies warm/hidden.
  • NanaWells NanaWells on Apr 29, 2014
    dang rabbits I get them to I have 2 big dogs that are always chasing them and the rabbits tease them all the time
  • Linda B Linda B on Apr 29, 2014
    Have baby bunnies and their mama almost every year. You can actually lift the turf of grass sometimes the nest is that shallow. You can watch them squirm and the grass sweet.
  • Marry Gebhardt Butler Marry Gebhardt Butler on Apr 29, 2014
    @ Rita: This is definitely a bunny home. They pull their fur out to make their nest for the babies. The only way I know to deter rabbits is what I do for my garden, plant marigolds. They do not like the smell or taste of them. I hope this helps you resolve your issue! It would be a shame for the babies to get run over even if, they are pesky little buggers. :)
  • Debbie Sue Gardner Debbie Sue Gardner on Apr 29, 2014
    Not sure bout fur but when in Alanama mine were mole holes
  • Mary Chowning Mary Chowning on Apr 29, 2014
    I have these same holes in my yard and so does my next door neighbor. They are rabbit nests.
  • Lauri Lauri on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbit - no doubt
  • Denise Andrews Denise Andrews on Apr 29, 2014
  • Che304331 Che304331 on Apr 29, 2014
    No , raccoons !! They make those holes. They are looking for insects.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Apr 29, 2014
    In my yard it's my dogs digging straight down to catch moles. My dogs dig straight down after watching area's in my yard, they have caught tons of moles this way. But I agree it looks like rabbit nests.
  • Mildred Tate Mildred Tate on Apr 29, 2014
    mole or salmander
  • Audrey Molle Audrey Molle on Apr 29, 2014
    I say rabbit nest...and she was scared away or changed her mind...maybe even a cat got to the nest...but my money is on bunny nest. We have these all the time filled with squirmy babies
  • Dale Parten Dale Parten on Apr 29, 2014
    Look like mole holes to more...careful when you walk over it the ground might cave in.. That happen to once'
  • Lillie S Lillie S on Apr 29, 2014
    ground moles. they dig mine up like this. also ground squirrels will dig like this
  • Grangerite Grangerite on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbit they pull their fur out to make nest.
  • Ruth K Ruth K on Apr 29, 2014
    we have similar but it is a gopher Tortoise . and it is illegal for us to move him or fill up his domain. They are protected here in FL.
  • Elaine T Elaine T on Apr 29, 2014
    Definitely rabbit the fur is the key
  • Patricia Clark Patricia Clark on Apr 29, 2014
    It looks like the Mole holes that my neighbor has in her yard. But the fur has me stumped.
  • Debbie Plummer Debbie Plummer on Apr 29, 2014
    Bunny nest - we get them all over. Stupid rabbits since one of our dogs loves to "play" with them and she's not gentle. You would think they would learn to stay on the other side of the fence.
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    • Penny T Penny T on Apr 30, 2014
      @Christine Kotlark not necessarily. The rabbit could have gotten in through an open gate or already been there when the fence was put up.
  • Gerri Gerri on Apr 29, 2014
    Bunny nest because of the fur. Had plenty of them.
  • Nancy Nancy on Apr 29, 2014
    Hole. It's like a mole but does come above the ground and uses bunny fur and bird feathers. They look something between a large mole and a huge mouse.
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  • Bunny Bunny on Apr 29, 2014
    yes rabbit nest
  • Probably a bunny and a Hawk could have gotten it,it happens here all the time,they do actually get small doggies
  • Mindy Mallette Mindy Mallette on Apr 29, 2014
    That is a rabbit nest. They line them with their own fur. You might soon see small bunnies, but if you don't then something got them. Cat or dog or other predator. The rabbits just make shallow scrapes like that...look for others in your yard.
  • Janice Huston Janice Huston on Apr 29, 2014
    Just like most others said, it looks like a rabbit nest. My neighbor had one in the middle of her yard too, had to mow around it.
    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 29, 2014
      @Janice Huston, my husband already mowed over it, but the fur had flown before that. When I amended it the 2nd time, I did not find any babies. Will check once the rain pushes through in a day or so.
  • Angela Crenshaw Angela Crenshaw on Apr 29, 2014
    Yes, that is definantly a rabbit's nest. The babies are very small and may be hard to see at first. From my experience the mother will come to the nest usually in the mornings early and again at night and sit on the nest to feed the babies. The fur along with other pieces of grass, pine tags, etc. is what the mother uses the cover the nest with.
  • Katherine Kadolph Katherine Kadolph on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbits pull some of their fur out to make a nest. She is about to be a mommy. They always seem to put their nest anywhere...middle of the lawn .. in the garden, ect.
  • Suzi Hickman Suzi Hickman on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbit nest. It's a good thing they multiply quickly because they have no sense when it comes to hiding a nest. We had them try to nest in the mulch around our trees. Of course the neighborhood cats could see them, the nest was only about 3 inches deep and in plain sight.
    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 29, 2014
      @Suzi Hickman That's what this is - very shallow. I don't know if the mama had already had the babies when my husband discovered the disturbance the 2nd time, but I hope they're all gone - for their sake and mine.
  • Judy Judy on Apr 29, 2014
    It looks like a bunny nest. I had the same in my yard with four babies. I found the nest accidentally and the mother moved them the next day!
    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 29, 2014
      @Judy , did she move them to where you found them in another area in your yard? I hope mama moved them - next door!
  • Linda G Linda G on Apr 29, 2014
    I've had skunks dig in the lawn grubbing for bugs. But the fur is confusing. I had cottontails under the house but never saw any fur.
  • Kat Kat on Apr 29, 2014
    It looks like rabbit fur. They are cute but not the smartest animals. They nest and have their babies in our dogs yard. They don't even dig a burrow. They just hallow out the ground (less than 2" deep). When we know they're there we have to let the dogs do their "business" in the big yard. Stupid rabbits.
  • Melanie Ritchie Melanie Ritchie on Apr 29, 2014
    I would say it was a rabbit nest.
  • Susan Haynes Susan Haynes on Apr 29, 2014
    Its a rabbit burrow.Here in Texas they even burrow into our flower pots.They pull out their own fur to line the nest.My dog digs the babies up and eats them.Though I've tried to prevent it,they nest all over.
  • Linda Linda on Apr 29, 2014
    Bunnies. We have had many teary eyed bunny funerals due to the combo of their poor nesting sites & bunny loving daughters. :(
  • Debbie George Debbie George on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbit...just dumb ones. My lawn man hits them quite often. Gets him all upset.
  • Judy Judy on Apr 29, 2014
    I'm pretty sure she moved them across the street where there is more vegetation. But now that I knew what a bunny nest looked like, I walked the entire yard (1/2 acre) just to make sure. A few years ago I was standing at the fence talking to my neighbor and I looked down and there were two baby rabbits in the grass which was going to be mowed the next day. I kept checking on them all day but they were not there the next morning. I also walked the entire yard before I would let it be mowed!!
  • Jo Dee Bradley Jo Dee Bradley on Apr 29, 2014
    Marie Michels of Live Oak Fl on my screen the fur did not show up! Before being so rude you may take into consideration that not every one is sitting at a monitor. The whole looks like a snake whole or where rooting has been done. Have you ever lived in WV I have.
  • Lilli H Lilli H on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbits are known for nesting in lawns. Most I know have nests that are merely slight depressions in the lawn but yours actually dug a hole.
    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 29, 2014
      @Lilli H, the hole really wasn't that deep even though the photo somehow makes it look that way. It did, however, look a tad deeper the 2nd go round - perhaps the culprit rooted a little deeper to get to the mama and/or babies.
  • Janice Oleszczuk Houck Janice Oleszczuk Houck on Apr 29, 2014
    its a rabbit. we have them in our yard and they come back to the same spot every year crazy
  • Inita Bermudez Inita Bermudez on Apr 29, 2014
    Squires dose the same thing. They have craws, is there craw marks?
  • Denny Faver Denny Faver on Apr 29, 2014
    Yep....looks like rabbit to me. Same thing goes on here, right out in the middle of the yard.
  • Connie Likens Connie Likens on Apr 29, 2014
    absolutely a rabbit nest
  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 29, 2014
    Bunny nest..mama will move them :)
  • Dee Cortez Dee Cortez on Apr 29, 2014
    Turtles burrow in the winter and then come out in the spring. You might have a turtle about to have babies.
  • Delores Clements Delores Clements on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbits pull their hair out to make a nest when they get ready to have their babies.
  • Donna H Donna H on Apr 29, 2014
    Looks like a gopher to me.
  • Suzanne Schultz Suzanne Schultz on Apr 29, 2014
    Rabbit -- they usually make shallow nests, then line them with their own belly hair for warmth. I hope they did move somewhere less likely to be discovered until the babies are big enough to fend for themselves or make it without mom rabbit around.
  • Doug McCauley Doug McCauley on May 30, 2014
    its a armadillo , we have them in Bama
  • Cathy VandenBrook Cathy VandenBrook on Jun 24, 2014
    Rabbit for sure. I unfortunately ran over a nest once. Boy am I careful now. Dumb bunnies! Middle of the yard! Crazy place but repeat offenders!
  • Grangerite Grangerite on Nov 20, 2014
    Rabbit. You may see babies sleeping out side the hole one day. You tube would have something about rabbit nests
  • Adrianna Jackson Adrianna Jackson on Nov 22, 2014
    Possimum? Based on the light colored fur and the size of the hole.
  • Anthony Raffaele Anthony Raffaele on Apr 23, 2015
    I may look like rabbit....with fur ball clumps... it looks like it ended up with a bad result..
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    • Rita C. - Panoply Rita C. - Panoply on Apr 30, 2015
      @Cindy Sobels Sniecinski thanks, Cindy. Yes, I finally figured it out, and nature took its course. Tis the season for return visitors, but I'm trying a different approach this year!
  • Grady Grady on Apr 30, 2015
    It might just be fur from an animal that died and got taken by another animal who left the fur. Got any mountain lions near you?
  • Tammy Clouthier Tammy Clouthier on Sep 05, 2015
    Rabbit nest
  • Juanita Bailey Juanita Bailey on Oct 02, 2015
    yes it is a rabbit's nest, we have had several for the past several years, right in the middle of the yard. Exactly as you described it!!!!!!
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  • Morgan Morgan on Dec 26, 2021

    I had found some fur in my backyard and showed my mom and she never knew what it was but it looked like coyote fur or something but I might need help trying to figure out what it is but it has to be online please sorry for any inconvenience:).

  • Yvonne Yvonne on Dec 27, 2021

    Maybe a gogfher.rat

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 03, 2023

    Hello, definitely rabbit nest, and yes looks like one got snatched up.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 06, 2023

    Looks like rabbit fur but that doesn't necessarly mean that somebody had the rabbit for lunch since rabbits also loose fur when stressed.

  • Karen Karen on Mar 06, 2023

    probably a rabbit nest; they lay in the ground,and 'mama' carefully whisps the grass over the hole. One time a neighbor found one; had about a dozen babies!

  • Jessica Schmid Jessica Schmid on Feb 15, 2024

    I’m sure you got your answer already but that looks just like mine did and it was bunnies

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 16, 2024

    Looks like rabbit fur.