armadillo is my vote.. Had an encounter with armadillo last night. My dogs alerted me with constant barking, Next to the house near my water line, coming into house. With flashligt in hand & sword in the other, there was the dirt flying out of the hole. I have digger at work about 12" - 15" deep and digging deeper. The Sword was of NO USE.. Could not penetrate outer shell, he just ignored & kept digging. Could not pull him out after grabing his tail. All I knew was I had to stop him from getting under the Footing of the house or damaging the water line, he was deep enough. Used 22 rifle, using the light to see armadillo, stick down hole, touching the shell & not water line & couple shots..
Finished filling the hole with soil & water to completely fill & seal the hole this morning.
Here's what I've tried on active holes:
I hate it, but I'm being run over with the nasty diggers.. I've tried smoke bombs taped to a rod & sealed up the holes... Filling holes with water and Nothing.. Must have been no body home.
Another could be very dangerous to yourself, if you don't know what you are dealing with(chemical reactions), but it does work to get them out of the hole. Funnel with 1"bottom spout, old 1.5" diameter pool hose, long enough to reach bottom of hole, 2 fruit jars for chemicals, old cat food bag stuffed with Paper to plug hole as tight as possible. . Pour 8oz Bleach first down into hole, Immediately followed by 8 oz of House Cleaning Ammonia.. Plug Hole Quickly!! Get away from Toxic Fumes escaping hole.. Do Not let yourself come in contact of Fumes, either Breathing or Eye contact (pay attention to wind direction) !!!.. Thats why you plug the hole. Wait ~ 1-3 minutes and Critter will be finding an Exit..Quickly.. If he's at home. Position yourself away from the exit hole or you will get run over. Preparation ahead of time is a must for this to work properly & keeps you safe. Get everything ready before trying this method. Toxic Fumes!!! and will attach to your moisture in your eyes & lungs..Like pneumonia, if concentration is sufficient enough. Don't drown in your own juices.. So, be sure to practice every step of this application before actually applying this method... Be Safe