We also found many crow tracks along the shore of lake, where they were looking for food themselves. But had the mink found them, it would have had fresh poultry for its lunch in addition to squirrel meat. The mink tracks went right by the crow tracks - it certainly knows where to find food.
Up on shore we found giant piles of pine cone remains at the bottom of each trunk in a uniform stand of large white pines.
|Red Squirrel Midden Pile|
The red squirrels sit with their back against the tree to protect being attacked from behind, and feast on the seeds in the cones, leaving large piles of scales and shafts behind.
Finally, we found the largest beaver tree we've seen all fall.