Treebeard and I headed out for a walk during the mid-afternoon yesterday. We covered about a mile and a half, looking for tracks and such. Signs of wildlife were few and far between, though. We saw plenty of birds and bird tracks but the other critters were hanging tight it seemed. After checking out several low areas we finally happened upon some deer sign.
We entered an area of young woods and found some criss-crossing trails.
Some of the trails offered up a little something extra.
A closer look revealed what that "extra" was.
We were surprised by the number of piles of droppings that we found in a relatively small area. Guess the deer had been eating well prior to the snowfall.
As we followed the trails, we came upon an area where the deer had bedded down on either side of a large downed tree. One of the deer must have been anti-social or else there just wasn't room for one more on the other side.
Three beds on this side of the log.
Hope they cuddled up last night. -3 degrees F is chilly for these parts.