My Hunting for Wildlife Footprints for Amazing Nature Contest: Thematic Challenge -#4/1/21

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To be able to hunt for wildlife footprints, three important factors are needed to me - a weekend, a daylight and a friend with his/her car to drive me to the forest where the wildlife can be found. 🙂 That is why I am nearly late with this post.
Luckily, today all factors converged: it is Saturday, my friend was going skiing at about noon and invited me to join him. The snow was falling lazily and even the temperature was perfect. What else could I wish? Only fresh and clear footprints on the snow, but here was the point failure awaited me - lots and lots of wonderful, varied footprints were covered with morning snow, so that I could only guess their owners, o-ho-ho 😟... That is why decided to edit this post and add four photos with FRESH footprints from Sunday, the next day. Here they are!
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It was a short walk but I found a FRESH chain of footprints. I think it can belong to a young deer (roe?) but I was puzzled why they lead to the spruce with branches bent low to the ground. It might be hiding their. Or was that a different animal?

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The new photos look better but my story was about a less successful day, my Saturday walk. It is below.

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I took a long walk along the ski track. The snow was soft and deep, so I could not step far aside, unfortunately. 🙂

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There were numbers of "paths" leading across the track deep into the forest with no chance to recognize the animals they belong to.

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Some of my findings looked like little child's footprints. If only they decided to walk with their feet naked. Were they left by hares?

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In one place I noticed footprints around a very young tree. I think it was a hungry hare gnawing at its tender bark, what else?

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And around one more tree nearby.

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There would be nothing unusual in it, but just look at the distance between the trees and the other places with footprints! Do they really jump so far?!

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Were they two hares or just one which jumped so far?

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Well, some more of footprints and traces to finish my post about my Saturday walk in amazing nature, not as successful as I expected but still very pleasant.

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This is my entry to the wonderful contest hosted by @bucipuci.
5% of this post income goes to @hive-127788

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