Sunday, 11 January 2009

Animal tracks

Just a few more pictures of ptarmigan tracks. As you might know that ptarmigans make small holes in snow and stay there, it is mainly for protection (hiding from weather). If you are lucky you might see them flying out from these holes, breaking through the snow layer, leaving wing prints behind. These holes are also used as toilets, so you can find bird droppings left behind. I also put and extra animal track in our collection: it is an Elk track close up (found close to Myafallet), they live lower down in the forrested areas, commonly seen animal in Norway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I think this might be a moose (Alces alces) track? We don't have elk in Norway.