You see, last year in early summer I saw what was to me a HUGE bird. It was at least 4 feet tall with a very long neck and a very large butt of dull toned feathers about 12-15 feet ahead of me. My pomeranian and I had just walked into the woods and we both froze when we saw the bird and we startled it as well. I was doubly shocked when it started to lift off - it looked way to heavy to gain any height and as it lifted I worried about it clearing the trees - but it was OK.
I've never seen it since...but what I have learned is that when I hear all kinds of "chattering" in the woods it is definitely indicative of a less than ordinary presence.
Now, last January when I saw these tracks in my back yard I took pics so that fewer people called me crazy. What baffles me is the stride....as it only looks like one foot at a time with 12-15 inches inbetween. Also, the size of print which is enlarged due to the snow I'm sure...is still about 10-12 inches.
So what do you think?
The tracks went from the woods in my back yard to the driveway...have more but this is probably the best representative.