Yesterday we heard that there was a wolf in the area. We saw him earlier in the winter, although there was some argument whether he was a wolf or a coyote.
Well the proof is in the tracks.
Far Guy says that this guy is twice as big as Chance..and Chance weighs 60 Ibs. There was a little new snow ..so the tracks were fresh and easy to spot. He seems to have been hunting rabbits.
This is the Dead Beaver Area in the dead of winter. It looks safe enough..but there is quite a current under that snow cover.
This is where we found the most tracks. The wolf was using the road as a trail. We let Chance out of the car..to get a good smell of the area. He liked walking the groomed snowmobile trail! Apparently the wolf was not in the area..because Chance was quite happy.
He chose to come back over the snow bank the same spot he went in..and he so kindly stopped on command for a photo! He loves afternoon adventures.
The snow settled some..and we got a little more..here is the snowstick.