BC Wildlife Tracks 6

A Great Grey Owl grabbed or tried to grab a rodent here. I saw this owl go down but couldn’t see if it was successful. I was amazed by how deep the hole was once I walked up to it. If it did get anything, it would have been 10 inched under the snow. Maybe its target was closer to the surface and it made the indentation deeper by pushing down to take off? Either way, I love the head print. I should also point out that my boots are huge for scale. They keep my feet warm and almost work as snow shoes at times…
A closer picture showing how far the feet went down.
A Lynx was photographed in a popular city park grabbing or trying to grab Mallards that gather in a large group where they are fed by the public. A group of us went there the next morning to try to locate it. Unfortunately we couldn’t find it but there were plenty of tracks in the area. Lynx tracks often do not look perfect like a Bobcat’s. They have so much fur around their feet that their tracks often look like the wind has taken away the fine details. Size and gait are important.
Lynx Tracks. I love how a change in terrain made it change how it stepped and therefore the tracks look better going uphill. Snow condition and the melting at an angle helped as well.
Lynx gait. This one was the third recorded right in residential areas here this winter. This is unusual so something must be happening up higher in their normal range. Most likely less Snowshoe Hares around this winter?
A rodent of some type in Lac du Bois Grasslands. Each indentation on the right is all four feet landing and pushing off as it bounds away.

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