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Old 01-08-2014, 04:20 PM
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Default Tracks in the snow

Coyote tracks....Click the image to open in full size.
Rabbit tracks....Click the image to open in full size.

I don't know how much longer the rabbit is goin' to make it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:35 PM
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I had a whole herd of deer in my yard yesterday just before dusk.
Anything that was still green is now pellets in the snow.

The mast crop must be real sparse this year. They've been coming up right to the back door
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:48 PM
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The "dog" as we call 'em came right up to my window with a mouth full of carrion and looked at me from about 5 feet away. That's how I can point out that they are coyote track.

The rabbit as rabbits will do, froze when I walked by and just sat there until I went back in the house.

Ah...it's survival time. Winter.
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Very good,

Now I'll be looking for an old pome I wrote about tracks. I spent 93 days at the cabin over winter about 5 years ago and after a long day out snowshoeing I wrote about it.

Hope I can find that thing, it's on paper.............
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:02 PM
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I read Krakauer a few years back..."Into The Wild" seems all us predators keep a keen eye on the snow tracks.

Instinct isn't it? I always look at the snow tracks. Gives me a sense of situational awareness.
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I had a whole herd of deer in my yard yesterday just before dusk.
Anything that was still green is now pellets in the snow.

The mast crop must be real sparse this year. They've been coming up right to the back door
Definitely ! The mast crop by me was less than adequate .
My suet cage for the birds is being visited by not only squirrels and birds but the deer are even trying to like through the wire cage ! That's until dusk when the raccoons come and open every snap swivel and clasp I have locking it closed and walk away with the entire block of suet! And the coyotes have gotten rid of all the feral cats , one a night so maybe they will move on!
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Default Re: Tracks in the snow

Similar story here as well. We have deer every night, even seen them eating out of one of the bird feeders.

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The coyotes are really noisy at the moment. Have been woken up on a number of occasions as they get a kill.
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Similar story here as well. We have deer every night, even seen them eating out of one of the bird feeders.

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The coyotes are really noisy at the moment. Have been woken up on a number of occasions as they get a kill.
My desk chair sets next to a draped window that faces the yard. One morning about 3 am I had the coyote about 10-15 feet away in the yard yelping at me. Must have been my shadow moving through the drape. As soon as it quit yelping at me I grabbed the drape and gave it a shake. It got the yote all riled up again and I tormented it shaking the drape for about 15 min. They can really make a racket.... Your absolutely right, Eddie.

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I'm thinking I would get me a 'yote some time during the night from a nice sniper spot.
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"Bugs" was kinda photogenic this morning. Glad he's still around... haven't seen him in a few days.

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