We took the kids out to undisclosed location on Tuesday for some exploring and rim-fire goodness. Been meaning to scout some tracks and take pictures for DanielS so we can plan an excursion that hopefully bolsters our food supplies.
Now, I’m a city kid that is still learning about all this outdoors stuff. I like camping and hiking and exploring the woods and all, but I’m no where near an expert in such things. Seriously, growing up, my parents idea of camping was to rent a cabin in a national park. We were roughing it because we didn’t have cable. Yes, they brought a television.
I’ve still never been hunting. I really want to. Bambi is tasty. But no, I’ve never looked in her big brown eyes and sent lead through her heart. Can I do it? I think so. But I’m not going to know until I’ve got her in my sights.
So anyway, tracks. We’ve got pig
Lots of pig
Some kind of big cat
What on Earth is that? There were several, this one was just the clearest. Here’s another pic.
Any ideas? That’s my foot in the picture. I’m wearing a ladies size 8 shoe. That print is the size of my head. I really don’t think anyone is out there bouncing around on their head that far back in the woods (I had kind of lost my bearings at this point and had lead the group out farther than I realized. We made it back just fine though.). Besides, I’ve never seen anyone with toes on their heads. It’s not bear country, but I suppose it would not be completely outside the realm of possibilities.
I’m at a loss, but I know many of you have spent a lot more time in the woods than I have. Surely someone has seen some oddball track like that one, right? I’d appreciate any and all suggestions there.
And this post has gotten long, so I’ll put the shooty stuff in another post.