12.23.2009

Tracks in the Sand

One last post about the river before we move on...

A sandy beach can be a great place to find tracks - or make some. This shot reminds me that I need to re-waterproof my boots ;)
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The river water itself can make some pretty tracks in the sand.
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The raccoon who made these tracks left a curious little alternating drag mark.
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At a couple of spots along the shoreline, there was evidence of an otter romp. Otters are always ready to party!
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But the oddest track of the day was this one. We saw it from a distance and had to get closer to investigate. What on earth left this mark in the sand?
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Turns out it was this little guy, a barnacled bit of driftwood.
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5 comments:

jason said...

I really enjoy hunting down tracks like this and trying to identify what's been moving about--as well as what the critters were doing at the time. This looks like a good collection of finds. I especially like the otter tracks. Romp indeed!

kaholly said...

How delightful! My daughter were track hunting just the other day in a dry creek bed. We had so much fun! Merry Christmas to you!

swamp4me said...

jason,
Prints and tracks always have stories to tell. And it is fun to try to figure out what an animal was doing when the tracks were created.

kaholly,
I carry dental stone with me on some excursions so that I can capture tracks and prints for programs. Dry creek beds often yield great tracks. Merry Christmas to you, too! I hope your holidays are bright and filled with the things that make you happy.

Pablo said...

Warm wishes and best regards coming your way, Swampy!

swamp4me said...

Thanks, Pablo! The best to you and yours as well.