An individual moving its legs and feet in such a way as to remove clods of mud or dirt to access something of interest or value. Often observed when adult and juvenile females are trying to help a calf up a muddy bank or out of deep mud.
References: Poole & Granli 2021. (Full reference list)
This behavior occurs in the following context(s): Calf Reassurance & Protection, Foraging & Comfort Technique