1-2 foot hole at tree base

Asked June 29, 2019, 6:51 PM EDT

Just got home and noticed a large 1-2ft hole dug at the base of our huge fir tree There is a soil pile left in front of hole Haven’t seen any unusual animals about. The dog definitely smells something Thanks

Lane County Oregon

1 Response

You will want to watch for further evidence of what has created the hole, such as scat, fresh tracks, and if you have a game/trail camera available, some images. Because you don't know what might be in the hole/den, it would be a good idea to keep the dog restrained from explorations that could bring it nose-to-nose with the den maker's occupant.