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What or who do you think is responsible for these tracks in a snow-covered corn field?  To respond, go to the Naturally Curious blog ( ), scroll down to “Comments” and enter your solution to this mystery!  Answer will be announced this coming Friday, 2/5/21.

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19 responses

  1. Jean Bergstrom

    Shrew dancing!

    February 1, 2021 at 7:54 am

  2. david putnam

    A leaf in a snow devil.

    February 1, 2021 at 7:56 am

  3. A groundhog looking for his shadow…a day early

    February 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

  4. Maine Naturalist

    Vole with a brain tumor in the right hemisphere.

    That is an amazing photo!

    February 1, 2021 at 8:01 am

  5. Sylvie Desautels

    Young homo sapien playing in the snow

    February 1, 2021 at 8:52 am

  6. Maureen Bogosian

    A mole?

    February 1, 2021 at 9:00 am

  7. Alice

    A ‘loopy’ animal. Wonderful photo….the comments are going to be funny!

    February 1, 2021 at 9:02 am

  8. Hugh Schultz

    Medium size ground feedin bird Dove or Blue Jay with one eye

    February 1, 2021 at 9:03 am

  9. Alice

    A ‘loopy’ animal. Wonderful photo…the ‘comments’ are going to be funny.

    February 1, 2021 at 9:06 am

  10. Jon Binhammer

    Linda Garrett thinks it is a vole that has been oxygen deprived under the snow, causing it’s “loopy-ness”

    February 1, 2021 at 9:18 am

  11. Chipmunk?

    February 1, 2021 at 10:42 am

  12. Chad Wohlers

    A vole taking evasive action, just in case there’s a hawk or owl up there.

    February 1, 2021 at 12:21 pm

  13. Weasel homing in on a subnivean vole?

    February 1, 2021 at 1:45 pm

  14. Nancy N Childs

    a vole practicing its writing of cursive e!

    February 1, 2021 at 2:14 pm

  15. Johannah Powell

    I’m just. going to take a wild guess … Geese?

    February 1, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    • Alice

      …a geese guess? 😂

      February 1, 2021 at 7:50 pm

  16. Johannah Powell

    my cousin says barb wire !

    February 1, 2021 at 8:07 pm

  17. Dianne Rochford

    A vole having FUN!

    February 2, 2021 at 8:08 am

  18. stmcardle

    Weasel or long tailed shrew

    February 2, 2021 at 1:40 pm

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