Some Animals Live in the Ground

Lots of animals dig burrows in the ground for a home and shelter.

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Gopher, Squirrel, Mole, Rabbit and Skunk

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Small rodents like the gopher, ground squirrel, mole and rabbit dig burrows in the ground, or under logs and rocks, to provide shelter.

Many of these animals, like the gopher, create very extensive underground burrow systems. They connect together many entrance and exit holes with tunnels allowing them to travel underground.

 

Worms and Ants

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Other animals including the earthworm and ants also live in the ground.

The earthworm's long, slender body helps it move through moist soil. The earthworm eats and digests the soil as it moves through it.

 

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