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Who else has been here? April 12, 2010

Posted by Wapello Warbler in Louisa County, Nature.
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If you go hiking in the spring you’re likely to get your feet muddy. But there is an advantage to venturing into the mud: you get to see who else has been there. I wasn’t the only one using Port Louisa’s service road last week.

A raccoon left the prints above when he walked out on a causeway to catch or wash his dinner.

Other critters had left traces. I must have been relatively near a beaver dam. This felled tree trunk and stump were within a hundred yards of the high water that brought my hike to an end.

Here is one last picture. There are at least four different sets of tracks in this mud hole. One is mine. Another belongs to a deer. What are the other two? If you know, please leave a comment.

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