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Re: Voles?


Do you by any chance have chipmunks in your neck of the woods?  Since we
turned our front garden into a rockery/perennial garden and got rid of
the grass, several chipmunks have taken up residence.  Their burrows are
tiny as you described and they run deep into the ground, with several
access tunnels.  One of these openings is hidden under the leaves of a
Frances Williams, and it appears they do try to shelter their entries by
hiding them near plants.  

Not one of my hostas has ever been damaged or eaten, nor have any of my
other perennials.  Their only interest seems to be in seeds and nuts.  

Anyway, they are charming, become quite tame and do no harm to
anything.  We enjoy having them climb into our laps when we sit outside
in the summer, to collect a few peanuts from us for the winter.  Perhaps
you should be certain what creature is inhabiting your hole(s) before
rushing out for the poison bait.  It would be a shame to destroy a small
creature without reason, especially since you have noted no damage to
your hosta(s).  Sort of like imposing a death sentence without a fair
Just a thought...
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