When I first arrived on this land, I did not know where everyone lived.
I kept looking for the differences in the holes in the ground. Finally I realized by watching the tracks in the winter and finding more than one wild critter emerge from the same hole in the warmer months that...
... they shared!
Yes they share! The wild hares, the prairie dogs, the snakes and the western boreal toad all use the same holes together. In the spring the meadow lark joins the group as well as the burrowing owl by taking over vacant holes.