Monday, May 22, 2017

Den Repair

Den repair is part of proper terrier work.  Dens, after all, are not just used by groundhogs, but by raccoons, possums, and fox.

This dig was shallow, but a bit of a mess as it was almost in a cave of wood under a fallen tree.

If you just put the dirt back in the hole, you fill the den pipe and leave a big divot where water collects -- a very bad situation for future occupation. I branch over den pipes, as shown, and try to put vegetation, old feed bags, big flat rocks, or bark over the branches to keep the dirt out, with a water-shedding mound  of dirt on top.

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