27 December 2010

Foot prints on a frozen lake

The lake near our house has been frozen for about 10 days. During a walk a few days ago, we noticed several tracks crisscrossing the frozen surface of the lake that also had a thin layer of snow on it. But the tracks were not fresh and I could not identify them readily.

At least some of the tracks in the above picture may have been made by white tailed deer. But I don't think the ones in the next picture are deer tracks. The straddle, or the width, of deer tracks are normally very narrow. These tracks may belong to a raccoon or a fox.

Here is another set. This could be a deer track, but it's hard to tell, because the snow had melted and distorted the foot prints.

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