These tracks are from a mouse hopping from one hole to another near a tree, hoping to avoid a fox traveling in the same location.
|Note the Squirrel Track Crossing the Fox Track|
Signs of red squirrels are omnipresent, with piles of chewed pine cones dotting the bases of white pines where they sat on a branch shredding cones.
|Red Squirrel Picnic Spot|
|Otter Tracks Across Lake Wicwas|
When it came upon the slightest hump in the snow, it left an unmistakable calling card: a belly-slide!
There were no tracks going to or from this spot, and there were no other holes anywhere nearby; it amazes me that otters can swim so far under the ice, and find a hole to come up for air. I expect there are smaller holes, unnoticed by me, where they can breath but are too small for them to emerge onto the ice. Regardless, they must be pretty good navigators under the ice.
Sadly, after today's rain event, there will be no more skiing until we get some fresh snow.
|Freezing Rain in January!|