This was a fun impromptu adventure my daughter and I went on.
After seeing rabbit prints on the road, we decided to follow them into the woods.
The tracks meandered this way and that way and around trees.
We must have startled him because that’s when we noticed the rabbit dart away.
I took a picture of the rabbit standing very still. See it hiding mid picture?
I was able to get closer and then closer still. I took this picture. It turned out that we were tracking an Eastern cottontail. It looked just like the picture in my field guide that I referenced when I returned home.
A rabbit’s front paw print is about the size of a grown–up’s thumb print.