* raccoon tracks

Posted on January 13th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Chickens.


Oh no, the raccoons have found us!  Don’t worry, the chickens are alive and well.  This morning when I went to let them out of the coop, I found these tracks in the snow leading from the sidewalk right up to the fence and then back to the sidewalk.  I guess we’re on the raccoon’s patrol route.  No tracks inside the fence, though.

tracks

I consulted my Storey’s Guide for confirmation.  Here’s a nice page that has a good picture.

tracks

The tracks leading back to the sidewalk are clearer to see the big back feet, but they were also meltier.



One Response to “raccoon tracks”

  1. jenny Says:

    oh, no! raccoons will come after chickens, oh my!!!!! i knew there would be some worry about foxes, but i had no idea raccoons could be trouble!

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