Monday, January 23, 2012

The Woods After Snow- Day 2

My ski tracks weren't the only tracks in the snow when I returned to the woods the day after the snow.

A deer and a coyote chose to use the path I'd created.

As I skiied, I was reminded that the woodland creatures do not hibernate in winter, that hunting and foraging continue, and that in some cases, those two activities collide.

I stopped to inspect the tracks and the fur left behind. A squirrel chose to use the already made ski tracks instead of staying in the underbrush where he was safer from the predators of the woods.

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