Coming the other way were bigger paw prints. They could have been made by a dog, but were more likely made by a coyote.
One of the really interesting things about living in a rural area is the interaction with wildlife. We've seen foxes, coyotes, deer, a moose, muskrats, weasels, gophers, mice, skunks! Surprisingly few deer have visited our yard this winter. I hope that stays true through spring, when all the tender new growth is so enticing!
That's not to mention the incredible number of bird species we see and listen to here, especially during the long days and short nights of June. We wake to birdsong, accompanied by frog chatter. The frogs begin courting as soon as the ice is off the pond.
What do you see and hear around your home?