Val Strate Posted December 26, 2004 Report Share Posted December 26, 2004 Hello your friendly neighborhood Game Warden Here; Val Strate, with a fun and entertaining way to enjoy natures wildlife and winter!If you are like me and live in an area that gets colder than the seat of Boss Hogg's exercise bike, (that Lulu bought him for Christmas last year but he never uses.) You know that winter brings crystallized precipitation or in other words snow. The white stuff can be joyous as well as annoying.But have no fear; the Game Warden has come up with a simple and very fun game for you to play in the winter snow. You can play alone or with your friends. After the snow outside has stopped falling and you have a good clear day, take a short walk in the snow. Remember though to wear warm clothing, gloves, hats, scarves, mittens and thick winter coats when you go out. You don't want to get sick and catch cold. Now as you are walking along, pretend you're part of a special task force in the Hazzard County department of wildlife! You're looking for clues for some major crime and need to find some evidence to prove your case. Keep walking along until you find some kind of animal tracks. Follow the tracks till you can no longer follow them. Figure out what kind of animal it is and take note as to how large the tracks are. Notice the distance between the tracks. If the distance between each step is far apart it means in most cases the animal was traveling pretty fast. If they are close together the animal was probably going slow. Take note of what direction the animal was headed and what kind of environment and landscape the area is. You can formulate an interesting hypothesis on what the animal was doing. Also look at how fresh the tracks are. Are they snow covered or look like they were just made?I did this with what appeared to be coyote tracks and rabbit tracks. During my little case, I realized that Mr. coyote had caught himself a BUNNY for supper! Clearly a guilty suspect! Try it sometime if you have a spare moment. You'll amaze yourself at what you can find.I'm Val Strate for your wild Hazzard County.Val Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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