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40 responses

  1. Susan Carr

    Deer

    January 29, 2020 at 7:30 am

  2. Vance

    Deer me

    January 29, 2020 at 7:33 am

  3. Deb Marnich

    Wild turkeys

    January 29, 2020 at 7:35 am

  4. vtbee

    deer

    January 29, 2020 at 7:45 am

  5. susan

    bats?

    January 29, 2020 at 7:49 am

  6. Andy

    Turkey?

    January 29, 2020 at 7:51 am

  7. Stewart Clark

    Juncos feeding on spores. They are munching on my pitcher plant blossoms now gone to seed in my backyard.

    January 29, 2020 at 7:54 am

  8. Jean Bergstrom

    Turkeys!

    January 29, 2020 at 8:02 am

  9. Dianne C Jewett

    Wild Turkey

    January 29, 2020 at 8:02 am

  10. Connie Youngstrom

    Wild turkey

    January 29, 2020 at 8:05 am

  11. Frances Boninti

    Turkey eat them if there’s nothing else

    January 29, 2020 at 8:10 am

  12. st

    turkey

    January 29, 2020 at 8:23 am

  13. Trish Leipold

    I think it is wild turkeys

    January 29, 2020 at 8:23 am

  14. Midge

    Turkey

    January 29, 2020 at 8:33 am

  15. Alice

    Looks like Deer prints, although they aren’t deep in the snow.

    January 29, 2020 at 8:35 am

  16. Barry Avery

    Looks like Bambi to me

    January 29, 2020 at 8:38 am

  17. WALTER d HARRIS

    Rabbit, just a guess.

    January 29, 2020 at 8:41 am

  18. Ted

    Rabbits? Or possibly mice/voles?

    January 29, 2020 at 8:42 am

  19. Todd Mower

    Turkeys

    January 29, 2020 at 8:47 am

  20. kathiefive

    I think it is wild turkeys.

    January 29, 2020 at 8:48 am

  21. Wild Turkeys.. Linde McZnanara

    January 29, 2020 at 8:49 am

  22. Julie Hand

    Turkeys

    January 29, 2020 at 9:06 am

  23. Christy Stevens

    🦃 turkey?

    January 29, 2020 at 9:09 am

  24. Val Cunningham

    I’m thinking that wild turkeys were feeding on the ferns, looks like turkey footprints around the bases.

    January 29, 2020 at 9:10 am

    • Peter

      Snowshoe Hare

      January 29, 2020 at 9:49 am

  25. Rabbit

    January 29, 2020 at 9:29 am

  26. Ginny Bradford

    Snowshoe hare

    January 29, 2020 at 9:47 am

  27. Gail Coffey

    I am going to take a leap and say porcupine-just based on the tracks.

    January 29, 2020 at 9:58 am

  28. Jon Binhammer

    A few weeks ago, I saw what looked like about 20 Hershey’s kisses on a gravel road. They were chocolate brown, but on closer inspection of one of them, there was a bit of white at the base, which indicated to me that they were bird droppings. I surmised that they must have been turkeys that had been eating sensitive fern fertile fronds! Keep your eyes out for these “special” Hershey’s kisses this Valentine’s Day!

    January 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

  29. Nelson Anderson

    finch? Tracks are too small for turkey and its not a rabbit

    January 29, 2020 at 10:40 am

  30. susantcloutier

    Ruffed Grouse is my guess.

    January 29, 2020 at 11:39 am

  31. Bill on the Hill

    Before opening up the website, my natural assumption was wild turkeys, however as Susan Cloutier has already guessed, I’ll go with her guess. A very plausible guess imo. I had a grouse about 40′ below my enclosed porch at dawn yesterday morning picking last falls raisin shaped grapes off a vine tangled up in the brush. Had my 10 x 42 Vortex glass on it for about 20 minutes as it swallowed them hole & down the gullet… :~)

    January 29, 2020 at 1:01 pm

  32. Paula

    finches or chickadees?

    January 29, 2020 at 2:58 pm

  33. Jennifer Mitchell-Nevin

    wild Turkey

    January 29, 2020 at 3:09 pm

  34. Russ

    Could it be fox. Many tracks around our house in NH.

    January 29, 2020 at 5:32 pm

  35. Jean Harrison

    turkey or ruffed grouse

    January 29, 2020 at 6:04 pm

  36. John Twomey

    wild turkeys eating sensitive fern

    January 29, 2020 at 6:17 pm

  37. Anne Marie

    Some kind of bird (? Grouse) foraging for seeds?

    January 29, 2020 at 7:31 pm

  38. Sharon Plumb

    I want to say wild turkeys, but the prints don’t look big enough. I do love Jon Binhammer’s chocolate kiss report, though…but maybe as others have suggested, grouse eat sensitive fern fronds as well so that would make sense for the smaller footprint.

    January 30, 2020 at 5:56 am

  39. Lisa Hoyt

    Turkey

    January 30, 2020 at 9:31 am

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