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Saturday, February 6, 2010

a critters home

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a few trees critters
were making homes in. This is one of them.

Here's a bit closer so you can see the entryways.
Today I founds some snow tracks over the
approach that were leading up to the tree.
Looks like the little critter was busy in his travels.
Here is a close up of one of the prints.
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Although the tracks look a bit like squirrels they
are clearly much smaller. My first thought was
a chipmunk so I search for some images
and they look pretty close.

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Rambling Woods said...

That snag is a perfect place to stay warm in the winter and to raise babies in the summer. I love tracks and I sat and looked at those for a while.. not that I know all that much about them. I have never seen a chipmunk here, but that doesn't mean that there aren't any. It would be neat if you could ever see the critter that is using that tree... Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Great post and photos on the critters home! It does look like a great place for them to stay warm.

Carver said...

Whenever I see critter homes like that, I always think it's where the wood nymphs and fairies live. Cool tracks in the snow.