What could be the cause of the "rings" on this holly tree(photo...

Asked April 14, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT

What could be the cause of the "rings" on this holly tree(photo attached)?

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This looks like the gnawing of an animal, probably a vole or rabbit. Normally this would be lower on the trunk, so we conjecture that it occurred when there was snow and the animal was on top of the snow when it chewed on the bark.

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