After a full day at work and school today, three of us headed down to our ‘big field’ to start dismantling some fencing that we will use elsewhere (more on this later). On our way, we came across this footprint. It doesn’t belong to a wild turkey (haven’t seen one of them for a while anyway) or our heron, and frankly I just don’t now what critter it does belong to.
Anyone? I’m sure one of our fellow-farmer or nature-loving readers is bound to know.
Edited to add: Sure enough, Daisy at StoneHausRoad was quick to point out that it must be a raccoon. I think I’m so used to thinking of them as city critters (having seen them swinging from trees and hiding in drains in our old urban neighbourhood) that it just didn’t occur to me to think of a raccoon here.