Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feb 25 (56/365) Runaway Ralph?

I live on a huge expanse of prairie, which is why this makes such great farm land. What do you get with a whole lot of prairie? Critters.

I noticed coming in after work tonight that we had tiny little paw prints in the snow and a hole right under the house. You can see they've been busy little things. I did notice a shrew under the patio last summer, I'm thinking that is what left these tracks. He/she goes out across the yard (do you see the tiny little prints heading out to the tree?). I followed the tracks right up to the tree and as you can see, the tree is in the middle of my yard! I thought that was odd. When I got closer I could see that he'd dug a hole in the snow; he burrowed right in there just like he does in the dirt! From plowing the road and driveway there is a pretty good mound of snow just to the left of that little tree and that is exactly where I found another hole! He has his own little playground out there in my yard.

Fargo fact for today: even when you can't see them, they are playing Disneyland in your yard!

3 comments:

Jodie's 365 Project said...

That is so cool. I wanna pic of the critter. lol

Jane said...

Brrrrrrrrr! Sure looks cold in your neck of the woods.

Karen said...

what an industrious little guy