Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Saturday PhotoHunt - footprints

Hi everyone, ... Mindy here, hosting our blog today.    

We are participating in the Saturday PhotoHunt this weekend and the theme is - footprints.  Therefore, on with our entry........



We looked through our recent photos for footprints, and this is what we found, taken last month:



These are technically 'hoof' prints.  Best guess is, that these were made by a White Tailed Deer.

Next photo is:



......a complete mystery.  Any guesses?



Now these next two photos are bonus photos of, not footprints, but teeth marks so not exactly part of PhotoHunt, but hope you might find them interesting anyway.  These were taken the same day as the above 'footprints':



Look closely and you will see the marks of a beaver's teeth.  This is how a beaver fells a tree, by gnawing on usually birch, aspen, or poplar!  Their favorite part is the 'underbark' which they find tasty.

Here is another example:



The beaver uses the branches and trunk of the fallen tree to build a dam across a stream to create a pond to live in.

Beavers are protected where we live, and only under very specific conditions can anyone interfere with the dams they have built.

 Visit  The Saturday PhotoHunt to see other participants.


Hope everyone is having a great weekend!




17 comments:

Mar said...

What interesting footprints! and the beaver's work. TY for sharing!

photohunters

Sparkle said...

How cool - mystery paw prints and a nature lesson! You kitties are even better than Animal Planet tonight.

JDeQ said...

Great shots for this week's theme.

Have a super weekend.

EastCoastLife said...

Cool! First time I see a deer's hoof prints. I can't think what the mystery footprint is. :P

LifeRamblings said...

Mindy is so adorable and such fascinating footprints.

Sreisaat Adventures said...

Wow, interesting impressions! It must be great where you live with lots of furry, four-legged neighbours popping in for a visit. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Have a great weekend.

YTSL said...

Very interesting spots! :)

magiceye said...

WOW! That was so informative!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great Hunting!
I'm stopping by to leave my footprint.
Have a great weekend!

Brenda Bentley said...

Squeeee! Vishus deer prints! Sorry, we don't know what the other prints are of. Thanks for the beaver info too. It's an animal day!

Carver said...

Great footprints and I also like seeing the beavers work.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

As a proud Canadian, I loved seeing the beaver's handiwork :-)

Katnip Lounge said...

Are those raccoon prints?

Team Tabby said...

Raccoon? quite possibly, as there are lots in that area.

Eric and Flynn said...

Those are interesting footprints and toothmarks.

The Island Cats said...

Those are great pictures! We would like to see a beaver sometime.

Katie Isabella said...

what a beautiful bloggie and full of informations too. xox