Thursday, January 22, 2009
Deer Tracks - Dragging Feet
Of all the deer tracks I've seen in snow or mud, I've never seen one dragging its feet. Besides the visual appeal of this interesting pattern my curiosity is piqued.
The snow was shallow. Photos taken last week by me in my driveway (in Fairfield County Connecticut), but the same tracks with dragging appeared in the grass.
If you know anything about deer tracks and if this dragging behavior is common, or if it might be due this deer possibly being ill (possibly with Chronic Wasting Disease), please leave a comment on this post. Since every step had this dragging I didn't think it was due to a leg injury.