It wasn't there yesterday. It's a conical hole about 5 inches deep and a little wider than that. You can see a pile of excavated soil to the right of the hole.
What really caught my eye was that it was lined with spider web. Not across the top, but lining the inside of the cone.
The web indicates a spider. I have no truck with spiders, they are good hunters. But I'm sorta apprehensive about a spider that can move that much soil over one night! I've never seen the like before. Is it some kind of trapdoor spider? Do we have trapdoor spiders in Ohio?
If anyone can give me any info here, I sure would appreciate it!
Meanwhile, I'll keep a close eye on this little development....