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Small tracks from animal living at border of a marshy area. It looked like the tracks led to holes leading under the snow. Tracks were approx 1" in width. What would make these curlicue shapes?


Marsh bordering on a wooded a wooded area.

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Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Well, I suppose it is more likely to be a vole than a shrew, simply because voles are far more common than shrews. Hope you can figure out what it is!

Lindsy 8 years ago

Thanks, Gordon! It could probably be either- think I'll head back there next weekend and see if I can get a better sense of it's size. I think it's probably a vole, though.

Lindsy 8 years ago

Thanks S Frazier and Telse!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 8 years ago

Northern Shorttail Shrew perhaps, maybe a vole?

Telse 8 years ago

Hmmm...yes very interesting. Perhaps this animal just loves the snow so much, it couldn't resist a few twirls. lol :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago


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