Wednesday, December 23, 2009
With that thought, I decided that this year I was going to make an effort to find the tracks of that mighty forest creature, the squirrel. The first thing I realized was that it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be to find squirrel tracks. In fact, it was one of the easiest things I've ever done.
This top picture shows some squirrel prints on a fallen log. I like these because they came out so clear. The squirrel must have stopped right there. The really love standing on logs like this.
Something interesting here is that squirrel tracks look very similar to rabbit tracks. That would make sense because they're both furry little rodents. In this forest the tracks are almost certainly from squirrels, although I've seen a few rabbits here as well.
This park happens to be absolutely full of squirrels, and the tracks reveal that the squirrels go everywhere. I didn't find a place where there weren't squirrel tracks. Just take a look at the next picture.
Following these squirrel tracks was fun for me, but there were some even stranger tracks that I found a little later. I'll tell you all about that in my Christmas Eve post. I hope you like it. Christmas Eve is the special day for my whole extended family because that's when we all get together. Then on Christmas each individual family celebrates Christmas on their own.
I'll be back tomorrow to show you those other mysterious tracks I found.