During the winter, mice, shrews, and other small rodents spend their time living under the snow, protected from the cold and predators. Over the last few days, I have been noticing a lot of their tracks on top of the snow-- Maybe they got bored and decided to do some exploring.
As you might expect, the tracks start with a little hole in the snow, coming up from the depths, and end with another one. Some of these rodents seem to move by little leaps as they move across the surface, while other just seem to bulldoze themselves through the top layer of snow.
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