D Is For Deer Tracks

On a recent hike in the San Bernardino Mountains I spotted deer tracks in the dirt.

With a ski pole used as a hiking stick is useful for pointing out deer tracks.
A deer has two cloven hooves, which are visible in the tracks left behind.
A deer has two cloven hooves, which are visible in by imprints on the ground.
The deer prints are headed in one direction.
The deer prints lead one direction.
The deer were headed towards a small pool of water that formed after the rainstorm.
The deer traveled towards a small pool of water that formed after a recent rainstorm.

 

6 Replies to “D Is For Deer Tracks”

  1. Deer are so gentle looking. I love when I find tracks. When I was a kid, I would go looking for tracks and try to figure what animal it belonged to.

    1. I once witnessed a stag running down the highway. That was an amazing sight. I used to spot a deer in a field near my house when I was a kid, but he always ran away when I approached.

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