Thursday, February 10, 2011

Okay, I know I'm kinda strange...

but this just makes me happy.

In case you don't know what you are looking at - that is my gloved finger pointing to a tiny little Ermine dropping. Ermine dropping - shaped like the animal who left it - long and skinny.

I saw this little Ermine (a.k.a short-tailed weasel) bounding around the snow near an old building in the park. I stood very still and watched it as it bounded here and there, checking out this and that, disappearing beneath the snow and reappearing again a few feet away.

After it disappeared from sight, I followed it's little tracks.

Perfect little Ermine tracks.

Cutest little foot prints. 

 Hop, and down under the snow it goes. 

 Perfect little Ermine hole.

 And off into the shrubbery it goes.


Kim Nordyke said...

That's not strange. That's very cool. :)

Marlo said...

I had never heard of an Ermine before. Like Kim said, very cool.

Jenny said...

love those tiny tracks! :)

Patricia Lichen said...

Wow! I need to start carrying a camera around! (And crossing paths with ermines...)