Holes Uncovered

There is a small hummocky area on the inhabited side of the rail tracks.  The grass is long and has collapsed with winter’s approach.  The recent snow covered everything and you could imagine the small shrews and mice enjoying the slight protection it gave from predator’s eyes, if not their noses.  When the snow melted, this little mound was uncovered, with all of the small entrances that these creatures must use when they aren’t so exposed.  I am sure this whole field is covered in these sorts of little burrows, but they’re hidden away under the long grass.