Q:

What types of animals burrow in the ground?

A:

Many different animals dig burrows, including badgers, groundhogs, prairie dogs and burrowing owls. Some animals spend their entire lives in burrows, while others only burrow to give birth or lay eggs.

It is easy to find animal burrows on the ground, but it may not be as easy to identify which animal made the hole. Armadillos make more of a groove-type burrow than a large hole. Chipmunks dig burrows that are about the width of a silver dollar. Kangaroo rats dig burrows in dry, sandy soil that are about 3 inches long and 2 to 3 inches deep. If you find holes on your property and you live near water, a crayfish will burrow in a hole about 2 inches wide.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Where do badgers find their food?

    A:

    Badgers find food by digging in the ground or stalking burrows. As omnivores, badgers eat both meat and plants, and their diets typically consist of rodents, insects, snakes, carrion, seeds, fruit and roots.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do badgers look like?

    A:

    A badger is a black, white and yellowish mammal with a large, thick body, a short tail and short legs. Badgers typically weigh between 13 and 30 pounds and are well-known for their thick, muscular body frames.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do badgers eat?

    A:

    Badgers eat a variety of foods but prefer earthworms. Badgers consume earthworms in large quantities, with an adult easily consuming several hundred each day. To catch worms, badgers rely on a keen sense of smell provided by their sensitive noses and mouths.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which countries do badgers live in?

    A:

    Badger.org lists several species of badgers that live in different parts of the world, but Wikipedia states that there are only three subfamilies. These subfamilies draw lines between the European, American and African honey badgers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore