This is, for those who don’t know, a deer hoof print. This is fairly thick mud though so you might not see something as clear as this. At a later date, I’ll add a picture of the (dung) or maybe in a separate post so you’ll know what you’re seeing when you see it. I’m going to try and start having posting pictures in posts to use as field guides. Oh, and this was taken along the shore at Pig Tail Recreation Area.
No pictures of living animals, though I did see living animals today.
I saw plenty of deer, even a couple fawns. No bucks though. This was all around Dayton, even in Glenelg and Clarksville.
I saw a pretty big water turtle that didn’t budge an inch at any sound and only raised it’s head when a bunch of Karp got really close to it. So, like I said, I saw Karp, and a lot of them. Today, especially when I was there, was a great time for seeing Karp. I saw baby turtles too. Oh, and I saw a Kingfisher. It was a good view too. They’re like Blue Jays, but much cooler. This was at Big Branch Recreation Area.
I saw two, maybe three, Herons. I saw a couple Woodpeckers yesterday, a flash of one today, but I did hear one working hard at a tree but it was just out of sight. While hiking along the muddy shore, I saw this carcass of a Crawdad, something I had been really looking for today though we didn’t see much but minnows. I found the shell of one though. I didn’t have my camera with me when I saw it so I had to pry it out of the mud and it got a bit messed up when I did and when I set it down to take a picture the wind blew it away and it got more messed up in the recovery of it, thus why it’s not a great picture. Sorry, bad luck when it came to that. I keeping saying that I saw these things, but really I was with my dad. We saw them. But it was a good wildlife day today. This was at Pig Tail Recreation Area.
No pictures, sorry. But, we spotted, at least five Herons altogether, three Kingfishers, very colorful birds, Karp, tons of baby turtles or all sizes, and a good ten deer any maybe more though I couldn’t tell if we had seen any bucks because some were pretty far away. I found a nice skull too that I’ll post a picture of tomorrow or the next day when I identify what it came from. My dad and I think it could be a opossum, but I’ll look it up. Happy spotting everyone and hope everyone had a nice weekend, first since Midsummer.