The first order of business was to find the cameras. I try to encourage her to walk ahead and tell me what she can see. Often she identifies "deer poop" and the occassional track.
Today, she found my camera for me ;)
This includes the remaining Brute....whom survived the hunting season for yet another year.
It's the same high and dry site where I got a picture of the birthday otter in early December. These tracks are heading in the opposite direction of the one I got on the cam trap before.
Perhaps a return trip?
The pics above really look like otter tracks. The ones below (which were the obvious next tracks in the trail) give me pause. There still looks like a dragging depression where that fifth toe might have come down and was lifted when the animal moved forward (right side of the track). Looks like a long inter-digital pad as well.
The one below has nice spread-out toes like an otter track and apparent webbing, but no fifth toe....
Eventually the patience that a 4 year old has with looking at holes in the snow wanes (even a 4 year old that likes animals).
So, we got down to the activities that we had really set out to do.....