I went out snowshoeing this morning and checked the game camera, but there were no pics on it, so I set it up on a different tree, and I guess we’ll see if anything comes in. I’ll try to stay out of that area for the next few days. I’m posting pics of last Friday’s sunset that I forgot I had on my camera.
Archive for February, 2010
I went out snowshoeing this morning and found some new tracks. I didn’t go near the game camera, but close enough to see that it appears that something walked by. The tracks I found followed one of my snowshoe trails for a ways, then headed another direction. I took pics of two of the better tracks I found. The third pic is a track that I haven’t identified yet. It doesn’t look at all like the fox tracks that I found in the woods and in our yard. I’ll check the game camera tomorrow and if I got any good pics.
After snowshoeing in the woods around my house for six years now, this is the first time I’ve ever seen evidence of anything bigger than a fox, as far as predators go. Saturday afternoon I went out with my dog, Axl and found what I believe to be wolf tracks on my snowshoe trails. The reason I believe it is a wolf is because the tracks are as big as Axl’s, and Axl weighs 100 pounds. I found the tracks within a quarter mile of the house. I also found a stump that had obviously been urinated on quite a lot. I was told that that is characteristic of wolves when they are mating, and it’s their mating season right now. So, needless to say, I will be leaving Axl home and snowshoeing alone from now on. I feel so bad about that because he loves walking in the woods and he is such a wonderful companion. I feel like he is being cheated, but it’s for his own good. I went out this morning and set our game camera up by that stump to see if I can get pictures of the wolf or whatever it is. I know we have a fox roaming around back there because I’ve seen his tracks on all my trails and I’ve seen him in our yard a few times. I also think I’ve found coyote tracks too, so it will be interesting to see what I get pics of. We had fresh snow on Tuesday and there were no new tracks around the stump or on my snowshoe trails since then. Here’s a few pics of the tracks I found over the weekend. One of these tracks is Axl’s.
This picture is Axl’s print.
The next two pics are of the pee stump.