We have these things called chickens. Tick eating, egg supplying chickens. At least that is what I expected. What I hadn't counted on was their trail destruction capabilities. They don't range too far from the house but the 300' radius around the house gets hit hahd. Wicked hahd by their scratching and pecking. In most locales, this wouldn't be that much of a problem but on my home trails, I have close to three miles of trail in 17 acres. That requires trails in every nook and cranny of the property. Some of it within the 300' circle of death.
Take a trail like this:
Cleaned up at the end of the fall. Stayed leaf and mostly litter free all winter. Then these bandits go by and no more trail. Notice any trail after B's ass? Me neither.