Track in snow

Track in snow

Observation - Track in snow - UK and Ireland. Description: As a geologist, I was intrigued by this latter-day trace fossil, but I cannot think what would create it. There don't seem to be any parallel footprints, which might indicate a fox dragging its tail, so I suspect a small mammal of some type. There is a ga

As a geologist, I was intrigued by this latter-day trace fossil, but I cannot think what would create it. There don't seem to be any parallel footprints, which might indicate a fox dragging its tail, so I suspect a small mammal of some type. There is a garden cane (1m long) in the foreground for scale, and the footprints at the top of the track are those of a fat housecat.

The trail is in powder snow, so this might have resulted in small footprints etc. being erased by the wind.