Problem: Animal Digging in Lawn
Several wild animals dig in lawns to feed on grubs or other insects. Skunks are the usual culprits, but rodents, raccoons, and even armadillos may occasionally dig in lawns. Skunks are primarily insectivores, relishing a meal of grubs if available. They are nocturnal so are seldom seen except in the light from windows. They may revisit the lawn regularly, causing fresh damage with each visit.
The easiest way to stop skunk damage is to eliminate the grubs. Replace loosened turf before it dries out. Fill holes with soil, and patch them with pieces of turf. Keep the replaced pieces and patches moist until roots re-establish, within about 2 weeks.