Wednesday 17 December 2014

Frog pond tails: animal tracks tell a tale!

Daisy and I took a walk to check out the frog pond. It was pretty wet on top, but there is a thick layer of ice. It's pretty solid and I took a walk across it. 
The snow and slush tells a story. Our coyote seems to have been checking out the Muskrat lodge. I checked it out the other day and then the snow melted to slush.
Daisy was quite keen on sniffing out the tracks of the canine visitor.
There were deer tracks, as well. It's a busy spot!
It looks like a cold home!

Look who is in the Wood duck nesting box! They didn't budge!
"You can't see me."

Mice friends from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I usually check out my Wood duck nesting box just for fun. I installed it early last spring and Momma had a successful fledging of ducklings.


Nancy J said...

Tell tale tails, and footprints galore, lovely tracks across the slush and snow. Pity about the mice, my almost most unlikeable animals, after rats!!! Guess they have to have a home as well, Jean

Red said...

I'll bet you had a big surprise when you looked in the nest box!

Jenn Jilks said...

I highly anticipated it, Red! They were buried and I just flicked the shavings a bit and their bums were sticking out. They weren't going to look, though!
They say snakes get into them, too. THAT would have been a surprise!

Jenn Jilks said...

Of course snakes are hibernating!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OH, it is hard not to smile at the 'ostrich' tails!!! Okay, so not sand and not feathered... but still a giggle! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Looks like Daisy is enjoying her walk outside. Oh my, I would have jumped after opening the nest box, I do not like mice?

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Yeah- I do believe I would have just closed the door back too...rats! Daisy must be a good mouser if they are hiding in the duck box.

William Kendall said...

Bad mice!

I'm sure the cats don't like the presence of any canine, let alone a coyote.

Powell River Books said...

Mice are so cute, but a pain in the .... - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

BRRRR! I hope the mice leave before the wood ducks come back.