I could see “something” had dug under the road a deep hole (roughly parallel to low area, slightly downward). It was wet, slippery getting to it. I had a old metal mop handle, and shotgun. As it might be skunk (ok no smell) badger, fox... I thought sticking a 5’ metal handle might not be best option. So @10’ away I let a rd down the “den”. Never thought I would use “recon by fire”. Nobody home.