Thursday, December 30, 2010
Gray Fox Sit Site
Had a great hike today in Petersham at the Brooks Woodland Preserve. We came across a huge boulder upon which a gray fox had climbed. Its tracks show that it descended, then sat for a bit on the edge before jumping off. Although I failed to get a photo of the unmistakable prints, I did snap a shot of the sit print. (That's my camera case on the right side, for scale.) Also in evidence were lots and lots of deer sign, and mustelid tracks aplenty, including weasel, mink and fisher. I'm attaching a photo of classic mink-on-the-hunt tracks along the edge of the Swift River.