Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Science - Footprints in the Snow


Other than the bunny in our basement window well, we haven't seen a lot of wildlife in our new neighborhood.  So, it was a pleasant surprise, after a late evening snowfall, to wake up to a yard full of animal tracks.

A quick investigation told quite a story.  "Our" rabbit...


...or some rabbit, anyway, although out of sight, has clearly not gone away...


...but instead, has been frolicking, digging for grass, and generally going everywhere in our yard (although it does seem to be only one set of prints)...


...under the bicycles...


...behind the heat pump...


...and out the other side, to rest for a while under our dryer vent...


...from where he/she could have watched the passing deer...


...the four of them, who came in twos from a field behind our house...


...before joining together...


...to cross the street, out front, as a group...


...paying no attention at all, to the little bird watching from the shadows under the eaves...


...or the family- oblivious, and sleeping through the night.

Linked with Science Sunday at All Things Beautiful.

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

This is lovely. I love how you made a story/detective work out of the tracks!

Bethany said...

That is so lovely. The first snow always gets so looking for prints!

Lucinda @ NavigatingByJoy.com said...

I agree. What a lovely story to go with your beautiful snowy pictures. Perfect for a grey drizzly morning here in England!

Ticia said...

I think that might be the only acceptable reason to have snow, to more easily be able to find paw prints.

That may just be my dislike of cold weather talking as I sit her bundled up in my fleece jammies and warm socks.

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

You have a lot of wildlife! I cannot believe so much of the country has SNOW already. We have barely seen any rain yet :(

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I miss snow - and having wildlife around like this (not to mention the open space!)

angelicscalliwags.com said...

Lovely post! Are you more out in the country than you were before?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

angelicscalliwags - Strangely enough, we're in a more urban setting than before - but urban Montana is still pretty wild.