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Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Mystery

Friday Mystery

We are in the middle of another snowstorm. It rained for a couple of days and now the snow has returned. It looks pretty out with the huge flakes coming down but I'd rather be watching tuna flakes, personally.

No photos though as we have been having angry camera issues. Hopefully that will be resolved over the weekend. We do have an interesting shot from earlier in the month.

The family was out one afternoon in the newly fallen snow and came upon these tracks.



Very strange. The wee ones think it is from a huge claw! I can't imagine what type of beast would have mighty claws like that and I never really want to!!! The PM thinks it is a wing print from out friend, Mr. Pheasant.



That makes sense but I don't know how it would be like that in the middle of a wide open space without any other tracks. They don't fly very well so I can't picture how he'd make such a graceful print like that. Very strange. The PM then got worried that our friends the foxes may have got the pheasant and that was his wing hanging as they ran with him. They have been around here every couple of days and even chased him up one of the big pine trees! No fears though as he has been back to the feeders. The Music Man commented on how plump he is looking. His days may be numbered though with all the foxes and coyotes around. We hope he can make it through the Winter as he has a good hiding spot in our berm and he is oh so FUN to watch!!





42 comments:

Cat with a Garden said...

That mark in the snow is truly mysterious. It's a beautiful picture for sure! Instead of snow we are having lots and lots of rain, which doesn't look pretty at all. Ugh. Rain, rain, go away!
Stay warm, sweet furriends!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

It does look like a huge claw, doesn't it? There are always strange tracks when it snows, we find. #1 took one photo here of something that looked like a far railway track!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Those marks are a mystery. Perhaps they are just sunken snow...but they have a curve to them. Odd, truly odd. Have a great weekend and stay warm!!!
~Lisa Co9T

The Island Cats said...

That is a strange print in the snow! We hope the foxes didn't get Mr. Pheasant though...

The Creek Cats said...

Whoa! Those tracks are furry mysterious! Wonder where they came from?
Thats one nice looking fev-ver!

Forever Foster said...

It looks positively idyllic. We are purring for Mr. Pheasant to be a wonderful hider while the foxes and coyotes are around.

The Monkeys said...

That mark in the snow really does look like a huge claw!

We hpe that Mr. Pheasant makes it through the winter too. Her looks very tasty, errr, cute...

CCL Wendy said...

Yes very strange tracks, indeed! It's hard to tell how big or small they are in the picture, though. At first I thought maybe skis did it, but there's no other ones around.

Even if it was the pheasant, there still aren't any track marks of it walking away. This is spooky!

Cory said...

Oh, I can see why the coyotes and the foxes would love to snack on Mr. Pheasant! He does look yummy...I mean beautiful. ::twitch:: birdies....sigh

Tuck said...

What a strange print in the snow...I wonder what it could be? I'm glad your friend Mr. Pheasant is safe and sound!

Busby and Raymond said...

Beautiful (and mysterious) photos. Happy Friday!

Lucy the Cat said...

I'm with you, Goldie. I would love to see tuna flakes falling from the sky. What a fabulous thought!

Those are great, and yes, mysterious, pictures! Very beautiful!

Purrs,
Lucy

Lucy the Cat said...

I forgot to mention that we have an award for you at our blog today. :)

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Wow, Goldie...that sure is one mysterious track! Hoping you all stay toasty warm today!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Great shots, and I wonder what that mark in the snow is? WE love the pheasant of course!
--JB

Clorivak said...

hello there,
they are great shots. I love seeing pheasants. I actually just moved to Ottawa from Moncton!!! it is a small world..haha. I think that's so neat of your taste in music.
We are just here for not sure how long due to my husband's going to college.
hope you all have a great weekend.
yesterday we were hit with some snow flurries..but it looks bright and sunny today! :D

Jacqueline said...

Great photo of Mr. Pheasant=very cool!!...Hope you guys stay warm and have a great weekend...purrs...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Marg said...

That really is a very strange print in the snow. Great picture . It truly is a mystery.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Please enjoy MY snow!

That is khwite the khool pikh!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I wish woo khould khome fur the kindling!

Jasmim said...

great pictures
Have a great weekend ^^

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

Oh how exciting is that?
We hope it is not from a huge paw!!!
We have those pheasants here in northern Germany too but we have never seen a print of his feather.
We got more snow today. Unusual after all the past winter with no snow!

Happy weekend!

CCL Wendy said...

It's me again! You might want to check Banshee out on the LOLSpot.

Junior and Orion said...

That is a very odd marking in the snow!!!!! Stay warm!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

BEWARE THE CLAW!!!

Catline Crew said...

What a lovely photo. But we wonder what could have made that print.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a mystery. We get lots of those pheasants here. They come into our garden then when we chase them, they fly up on top of the hedge (ten feet up) and tease us by walking up and down above us.

Pierro said...

THAT claw mark looks very scary. It makes me want to shiver in fear!

stay safe and warm

headbonks

Fin said...

He is a plump little fella!

MoMo said...

Lovely snowscape. We enjoy seeing your winter pics as we don't have snow here.

That pheasant is soooo plump. We do hope he doesn't become someone's meal.

meemsnyc said...

That pheasant is so pretty. Those are strange looking tracks.

Huffle Mawson said...

Those tracks are very interesting!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Those tracks look pretty in all the snow. And that bird--I don't see those round here. And it gorgeous looking.

And I hope you're staying warm!

Tristan and Crikey said...

Maybe it's a claw mark from a snow leopard!

Hansel said...

wow! that is creepy! we love it!

Hansel said...

Our official thank you note:

Thank you so much for all the purrs and prayers for our little hansel. It means the world to us- and we truly believe that with everyone in the cb - it's how we got through all of this. We don't know what we'd do without everyone! Hansel is doing very well - walking around, but we did have to put his cone on- as he thinks he should eat his sutures. He is eating, taking meds, drinking, using the litter box, everything is fantastic!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

-mom bean,
and the whole gang!

Grrreta said...

That is a very pretty picture of those interesting marks in the snow. We are still thinking about it snowing tuna flakes...yummmmmm.

LizzyBean said...

Wow, I can't guess what that mark could be! The pic of the pheasant is great & I bet he is great fun to watch! I hope he stays safe from the foxes and coyotes too!
Dear PM, thank you for the info. about the flylady website! I had never heard of it and I have now studied it. I am having tremendous trouble knowing where to start on becoming organized, and as you well know, with animals and children to attend to, there is only so much time in the day. I have been inspired by the flylady to come up with some routines and strategies that might work for my specific problems, so I am going to ponder this seriously and come up with a plan. I would love it if you would like to become my "pen pal' for this project -- I have a new rosejugglers address or you can email me at ebe18c@yahoo.com if you like. I know how busy you are tho, and this might just be added burden to your already full plate. Thank you so much for thinking of me and for sharing your information!
Best regards,
LizzyBean

LizzyBean said...

And I would love to hear how you are coming along with organizing!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Those tracks on the snow are most interesting!!!! So is that pheasant ;)heehee
We had that snowstorm on Friday!! Mom said it was blowing very hard and was very cold !!!WE were glad we do not go out :) She will fight Mickey for the heating pad!! hahahaha
Purrs Mickey, Georgia Tillie

Team Tabby said...

Those marks in da snow are definitely a puzzler, but we agree the snow looks quite pretty. You do have such a nice fat pheasant visiting your yard. We sometimes get those here as well. Our evergreen bushes in our yard are quickly being eaten by herds of deer. Their tracks are everywhere.

Mindy, Moe, Bon Bon, Cookie & Mike

Cliff and Olivia said...

Interesting. We have a theory: That pheasant looks like it's gonna blow up any moment. Maybe the tracks were made by another exploding pheasant?

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Hey, our mewmie gets us pheasant tail feathers to play with sometimes...that is a huge birdy and mighty tasty looking

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