Some of you know I'm relatively new to chickens. As spring approaches, I know I'm going to have to get more serious about watching out for 4-legged prowlers.
This morning I saw some tracks in the snow all around the perimeter of my chicken run that I couldn't identify, and I searched around a bit to see if I could figure it out based on other pictures. I didn't have any luck though, so thought I would post them here to see if anyone else could help me figure it out. It definitely doesn't look like possum, fisher cat, skunk, anything else that would have more of a "hand" print. It oddly almost looks like a very tiny deer to me, but I'm sure that's not it. Whatever it was didn't seem to get into the pen, just walked right around it. Maybe whatever it was was too light to leave a full track?
I'd love opinions, and also thought it could be really informative if people would post pictures of other predator tracks they've seen around their farm. Audio recordings of stuff near the barn would be cool too (I keep trying to capture audio of the coyote pack hunting near the place where I board- it is a scary sound, but so memorable...)
(I know the foreground looks like chicken prints, but if you look towards the back portion, it shows more what you see in the closeup in the second picture)