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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Of Mice and Mice

The little critters are out! I love the little mouse tracks, and although they tunnel under the snow most of the time, sometimes they run across the top. The first picture is blurry, but it's not the camera's fault. I took it yesterday, and the snow was really fluffy. It didn't hold the pattern well. But you can see that there were two mice, side by side.

mouse tracks in snow

Today it was warmer, and the snow is beginning to pack a bit so it holds impressions better. Once again, there were two mice side by side. See the side by side prints of the large back feet? The back feet obliterate the front foot prints when they are hopping through the snow. And I love the cute little tail drag.

mouse tracks in snow

Where were these mice going? Not far, out in the open! See the two round holes, side by side? They ducked right under the snow where they make tunnels.

mouse tracks in snow

Have fun, little mice!

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Secondary Roads said...

Over night rain is making the snow go away here in Ionia County.

spinninglovelydays said...

I also love this kind of sleuthing, hee. Mice are totally cute outdoors. :D

gallerydarrow said...

Mouse igloos.........migloos. SWEET!

john bain said...

Did you leave them a little snack by their front doors?

Ann said...

well I guess a walk is always better if you have someone along for company :)