The tracks left behind from the wild kingdom imprinted in fresh snow is sorta like reading a newspaper as it tells me many things. Some of these ( but not all ) are very possible to determine as in direction of travel, how old is the sign, how many individuals, species, sex, size, hunting success or failure, resting, feeding, flight or fight and many others. Here a vole or mouse had met its journey’s end as a large owl had silently swooped down to grab the little rodent for a snack. /LEON LORENZ