Who Tunneled Here?

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 Buffy and I went to Ingram Hill. We go often for a short walk  and for the long view.

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Most of the snow and ice from a recent winter storm had finally melted. This tunnel looked to have been dug under the snow.

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I have little to no experience when it comes to identifying tunnels. I recognize ones from crawdads in our yard and the change in them if one of our impressive-size king snakes takes it over.

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My first thought was mouse, and I’m calling it that, until and if, I learn differently.

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Another reason to visit Ingram hill is that one of my favorite trees grows there.

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The oak’s been struck by lightning twice that I know of. That was before I took this picture. A tornado went by close enough to do damage 3 years ago, and required trimming some limbs. I took this picture before the storm damage. The trunk has a 13-foot circumference, and the crown spread measures 37 yards (111 feet).

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8 responses to this post.

  1. More likely a mole.

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  2. Voles often tunnel under the snow all winter long and you’ll find “half tunnels” like those in your photos in the spring.

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  3. Posted by Therese on January 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Nice job! The tree is so impressive!

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  4. I’m thinking mole, we had too many of them in our previous yard years ago. And love the tree, kudos it’s won’t give in to Mother Nature!

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