Cornfield Meet

Things collide here.

Polydactyl prowler?

From an upstairs window this morning, I noticed a single set of animal tracks tracing a dotted line across our backyard snow. They seemed to go straight from the woods to our back door, which I found odd, since all our cats were inside all night.

A closer look solved that minor mystery:

Click to enlarge.

I didn’t capture it very well, but the visitor – I assume it’s a black cat that wanders the neighborhood – apparently crept around the edge of the house, put a pair of paws on the doorstep, then turned and walked across the yard.

There were a few clear prints in the snow on the porch:

Yes, something DOES seem odd about that one in the middle.

And this, of course, caught my eye:

Click to enlarge.

Here’s the thing: That’s the ONLY print we saw which had that sixth toe imprint, but it looks too clear to have been the result of lifting and re-planting the paw.

For some reason, I kind of like the thought of a six-toed cat running around.


December 15, 2010 - Posted by | Ohio, photos | , ,

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