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 »

To identify a snake hole, look for openings in the ground that are newly visible. Snakes don't construct a dwelling, they inhabit an abandoned rodent's burrow or a naturally-occurring hole. When the snake enters a rodent... 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

Mastitis in dairy cows is caused by bacteria, commonly Streptococcus, Staphyloccocus, and coliform species, according to the Merck Veterinary Manual. Contaminated milking equipment and unwashed hands spread the bacteria ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Barnyard Mammals

Horses and donkeys both belong to the Equus genus of the Equidae family, but genetically, these species have a different number of chromosomes. Donkeys have 62 chromosomes, and horses have 64. Although donkeys and horses... More »