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Bark Damage on Royal raindrops Crab Apple

This past spring I planted a 2 inch caliper Royal raindrops crab apple. This morning I noticed some animal had grazed / peeled the bark of the crabapple tree. The picture is attached. Is it normal for animals to graze on the trunk of crabapple. What kind of animal could this be. Could this be a deer? Or is the claws of something else?

Is this likely to damage the cambium of the tree. Should I be doing something?

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