People in snowy climates are lucky in one regard – they can see great animal tracks after snowfalls. Here in So. California I need to drive a half hour up to the mountains. The last two times I’ve seen some interesting tracks in the snow. On yesterday’s hike to a favorite area of mine (Jenks Lake off Hwy 38 -San Bernardino National Forest, close to Big Bear) I got to see coyotes stalking, of all things, ducks on the lake.
I knew something was up as I approached the lake since a mallard was honking loudly. Two coyotes ran off when they saw me, but the third didn’t run off until I rounded the lake near it. Could there be ducks nesting so early on the shore; otherwise wouldn’t they would just fly away? Anyway, what’s good is I saw the coyotes run up the slope so I could take photos of their tracks. Mr. Mallard stopped honking once the third one left.