No Nancy ... this is not A snake hole and a dead butterfly w/ a rose above it. Or A weird face ...sort of ET-ish! but thanks for giving it a guess.
This is a photo of doodle bug holes. Anyone remember doodle bugs from when you were a kid?
They look a little like this -->
When I was a kid, (7 or 8) my friend Bobby Heinz and I were lizard hunters and master doodle bug catchers. Anyone can catch a lizard but, it takes a certain kind of skill to be good at doodling for doodle bugs.
I've heard others say that they used a piece of straw to fish for doodle bugs, I have a hard time imagining one crawling right out of that hole onto a bristle pulled from a broom.
The real secret to mastering the art of doodling is to use live bait. Yep ... you would catch some ants and place one in the doodle bug hole.
We didn't use any of those silly chants about tobacco or houses on fire. We would just offer the bait and as the ant tried to escape, the unsuspecting doodle bug would come close to the surface of the hole to collect his free meal.
That's where we would be waiting to scoop him up with a can and add him to a container of sand where he would then bury himself and create another cone shaped hole to collect the ants he was sure to be fed in capitivity.
There you have it ... the secrets to doodling for doodle bugs, written by a one time master.
I think these days, kids that age just play video games, to bad.