Sunday, December 26, 2010

A TREK AND TRACKS

No work on Friday so I waited until sunrise to go for a walk.

The path by the river had been cleared once,
 but the snow was deep enough to record the passing of...

bunnies...

and deer.

These are probably skunk tracks.  They're bigger 
than domestic cat tracks with five toes and there are marks from the claws.
My tracks at the bottom.  Love those snow cleats.

These are house cat tracks.

Smaller, four toes, no claw marks.

BIG dog tracks.  Probably weren't left at the same time
as the cat tracks since the cat was walking at the time.

10 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely track photographs - one of the benefits of fresh snow is that we can see who has been around.

Linda Sue said...

Skunk tracks- many toes- tiny and cute! No snow here- wind off the water, unpleasant sort of bone chilling cold. With your snow it is probably not a good idea to prowl or peep...your tracks are quite visible!
(Dexter got a Black and DEXTER electric scritcher...)
your new poetry words require a BIG dictionary...

Elizabeth said...

Super track pictures, Leenie! How clever of you to know what they were!

Do hope you had a terrific Christmas.
Really cold here.

frayedattheedge said...

Super photos! It's supposed to thaw here over the next few days - fingers crossed, so that we can look out on some colour ..... a lot of my photos look black and white!!

Pam said...

Reminds me of the sidebar Feedjit Live Traffic Feed, only in the snow!

Butternut Squash said...

Beautiful photos. I showed the boys the different tracks so that we can look for them around here.

Jill said...

Lovely peep into your world again Leenie. And I LOVE your snowman by-line.

Mama Zen said...

Great pictures! My daughter would love all of those animal tracks.

fifi said...

Wow, you certainly live in a wonderland.
And skunk tracks...who knew? So cute!

Happy Christmas to you.

CeeCee said...

I don't miss snow much at all, but when I was younger I did love trying to figure out which critters had visited by their tracks. Beautiful pictures.