It looks like the log took a big hot poop. This video appears to show a tree that has been sliced through its trunk, only to reveal it was housing an animal that also got the ax.
The title of this video uploaded to YouTube yesterday that already has half a million views at the time of this writing — is, “Guy cuts down tree, but there’s a surprise inside!”
Here is what a guy on Reddit said:
Best guess is that some small mammal made a tunnel to the tree hollow from below. Snakes check that kinda sh*t out for an easy lunch.
Another one said:
This same scenario happened with my grandfather and I. We dropped an old pecan tree that was waiting to fall. Started cutting it up and we noticed there was a copious amount of blood on the chain saw. Kicked back one of the logs and saw a possum with half a face. I’m sure this happens quite often unfortunately.