Animal Prints in the Snow!

When we have a snowstorm in New Hampshire, it is always exciting to look out the next morning to see what traveled around our yard. The footprints in the snow are proof that there are a lot of animals in our area.

Here are some photos I snapped on a walk recently as the weather got warmer. I’m glad I captured these before the snow melted away. Today it is raining and there is very little snow left!

Most of these appear to be deer tracks. Sometimes we see rabbit tracks and other times cats or turkeys.

I find it fascinating to see how many animals roam our neighborhood each day and night. We are unaware of them most of the time. We do see some, every once in a while, by accident when we look out our windows. I never get tired of seeing deer. They are magnificent animals.

One day we spotted a young deer running for its life around our pond. Right behind it was one coyote and then another one close on its heels. We watched the deer disappear into the woods bordering our property but never knew what happened. Did it escape? Who knows? It mainly depends on how healthy it was and how fast it could run. The coyotes were swift and hungry by the looks of them.

What do you see in your neck of the woods? We have also seen fox, ground hogs, great blue heron and heard fisher cats. Some in New Hampshire have seen bear but not now since they are hibernating. They are out in the spring. We have to watch out for our bird feeders at that time. They have been known to take them down with a vengeance.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Please share what animals you have seen where you live. Feel free to stop by again.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!






About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 7 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to Animal Prints in the Snow!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Our animal footprints are left in mud! Mostly dogs but also geese.

  2. Jennie says:

    Checking out animal footprints in the new snow is always exciting.

  3. macjam47 says:

    We get a lot of deer, an occasional coyote or raccoon, geese and ducks (as there are lakes and ponds in our neighborhood), lots of squirrels.. Sometimes we have heron. Enjoy the snow. We are warming up this week, so our snow will soon be gone.

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