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Mystery Tracks

Can you identify these tracks?  They stumped me until the track maker revealed itself.  I was in mixed deciduous/coniferous woods, following fisher tracks, when I saw these unusual-looking tracks.  It’s hard to believe I’ve never noticed them before today, as the maker of the tracks is quite common.  These mystery tracks will be identified tomorrow (1/30/12).  Meanwhile, guesses are welcome! (Track pattern is about 5 inches wide.)

 

17 responses

  1. Carmen VandeGriek

    Beaver?

    January 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

  2. Pat Nelson

    A stampede of lemmings? 😉

    January 29, 2012 at 6:26 pm

  3. Sidewinding republican?

    January 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

  4. Actually, I’m gonna go with deer mouse. A sidewinder republican would have left some cigar ash…

    January 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

  5. Cindy Barstow

    A white pine cone being blown along? (LOL on the sidewinding republican.)

    January 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

  6. White pine cone

    January 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  7. Pat Jaquith

    I saw similar tracks this afternoon. Really cute. White pine cone blown across icy snow with light dusting of snow cover. I was following River Otter tracks at the time.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  8. Kathie Fiveash

    Looks like something human-made being rolled along the snow, something with treads or spikes that make a diagonal pattern. I can see human footprints too. But maybe they are yours.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  9. Cindy Sprague

    We came up with the pine cone idea also.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

  10. Carlene Squires

    Northern Short-tailed Shrew

    January 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

  11. Thank you Mary for your love of the wild, and capturing it so beautifully! I am inspired.
    The mystery tracks….I am guessing a white pine cone rolling across the snow.

    January 30, 2012 at 12:36 am

  12. JoAnne

    Looks like the “tire track” pattern a red squirrel makes running back and forth to my bird feeder.

    January 30, 2012 at 2:35 am

  13. Marge

    Pine cone blowing across the snow would be my guess as well.

    January 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

  14. JoAnne

    Looks like the “tire track” pattern red squirrels leave running back and forth to my bird feeder.

    January 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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