Most species of terrestrial snakes can burrow into loose soil or sand, although very few can do so in packed earth. Holes used as burrows by snakes are typically created by other animals, such as rodents. Snakes generall... More »

Rabbits dig holes for shelter and protection from predators. They quickly hide in a hole whenever predators appear. They also like to sleep in burrows, which they find safe and comfortable. More »

Ground squirrels dig holes in lawns to construct burrows where they can live and store their food. The holes are around 3 inches in diameter and about 20-feet long. Ground squirrels use these burrows for nesting and for ... More »

There are several different options and tools available for installing pasture fencing; however, all pasture fencing should be installed by first creating holes in the soil for the posts, placing the posts in the holes, ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Barnyard Mammals

Individuals use horses, particularly draft horses, on a farm to pull equipment used to prepare soil, plant seed and cultivate row crops. Horses can also provide power to cut, rake and bale hay, as well as transport feed ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Barnyard Mammals

The weight of a newborn pig varies depending on the species and health of the piglet. A healthy commercial pig weighs as much as 3 to 4 pounds at birth. A smaller pig weighs as little as 1 to 2 pounds at birth. More »

Pigs are part of the Animalia kingdom, the Chordata phylum, the Mammalia class, the Artiodactyla order, the Suidae family, the Sus genus, and the sus scrofa scrofa species. This taxonomy runs from the most general classi... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Barnyard Mammals