One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there,

If you are new to the Blogging A to Z Challenge, please note that there is no alphabet letter assigned to Sundays. Sunday, we got off for good behavior. However…

Two years ago when Nutmeg undertook the Challenge, I, Hickory Squirrel came up with a brilliant idea for a Sunday column. IMHO, the Sunday ‘One of Natures Mysteries to Solve’ column has been one of our most popular. It works like this: I post a nature photo and ask our readers what it is. Late in the day (sometimes MUCH later in the day) I post the answer.

Here we go. What animal made this track?

Mystery #

This photo comes with a hint: Coney sent it to me. Not sure who Coney is? See Thursday’s blog post, C day!

Can’t see it well enough? Here’s a close up of the log, but please note there is another print in front of the log.

Mystery # 84_2

Give me your best guesses and I’ll be back later with your answer.


Hey, we did have a correct guess today! These prints were made by a rabbit, or more correctly, a snowshoe hare. It is hard to tell from the photo, but the back feet are about 5 inches long. The leap from the log to the snow is about 6 feet! Coney said the funny ting about these prints, is there are prints leading up to the log, but only the one set after the log. From his high perch, Coney couldn’t see another print, just clean, untouched snow.

Thanks for visiting today!


3 thoughts on “One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

  1. argh. Hard to tell. It looks like there are two front toes. That could be the front foot of a squirrel –but– might it be a fox?

Drop us a nut to find!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.