With warm weather in the forecast, my trail companion and I thought that we would take advantage of the snow and look for animal tracks. Making a new path on a snowmobile road, we were surprised by the amount of coyote sign in the woods as only days before there had been none– with melting in some areas, those tracks looked like they belonged to a large wolf. There were also many obvious highways that would have been nice to follow if we had more time– I do not think the deer that made them, however, would have appreciated our interruption.
We soon found ourselves at the pipeline. After doing some exploring, we crossed a group of tracks that formed a deep ditch into the snow, leading us to a den. My trail companion and I agreed that this would be a nice spot to set up a game camera to capture the animal– I hope it does not mind all the attention it will be getting. The coyote tracks did not go up as far as the modest snow-covered home, which I am sure made this animal happy; however, it is probably just as unhappy with the bobcat that seemed to be showing an interest in the area. I am looking forward to coming back to this spot later to see if the bustling town stays busy, and to view photographs of at least one of its residents.