Friday, December 12, 2014

Nocturnal Visitors

For the last two weeks, we have been visited by weasels and deer.  I haven't caught sight of either yet, as they traipse through the property at night and we find their fresh tracks the next morning. 

Several nights ago, two deer slept in a nook against the back gate, off the alley.  This morning, we found new tracks coming up the driveway, going right across our front doorstep, and around the side of the house. I am tempted to leave apples or a little bowl of dry oats out for their next visit.

I wish I had taken pictures of the weasel tracks when they were fresh.  They aren't coming through as often as the deer seem to be.  Below are pictures of deer tracks trailing across the front lawn towards the neighbour's fence and around the side of the house.  (Click on them to enlarge).  The snow-covered rock in the foreground of the first picture has crow and magpie tracks on it.  We sometimes put out bread scraps and old, dried up cat food that Karl is finished with for the birds!

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