Burrows can sometimes be a nuisance or threat to other parts of the environment. These graceful patterns were made by termites burrowing into a tree, for instance. Termites are xylophages, meaning they primarily eat wood. Termite damage kills thousands of trees, and costs millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses every year.

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A burrow is a tunnel or hole that an animal digs for habitation (a place to live) or as a temporary refuge (a place of protection).