Pinestraw – Swirls

Q: Do you have any idea what causes big swirls in my pinestraw? One day the pinestraw is smooth and the next day it looks like a turbulent landscape. Some of the swirls are almost cave-like but only a couple of inches deep.

A: It sure sounds like an armadillo came to visit. Theses hard-backed creatures are found throughout north Georgia, from Rome to Athens. You can use a cage trap to capture it if you like. I have details at

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