Tracking the Wild Beasts

Exactly what sort of wild beasts make these tracks?

Feel free to click on the picture above so you can see a larger version.  We were out walking Sunday morning and ran across some very strange tracks in the snow.  We were trying to figure out exactly what sort of wild beast would make a track that is a mix of paw prints in the snow – that sort of look like Siberian Husky tracks – but also has a large dragging mark.  We were totally confused and started to send the picture to our blog-o-sphere tracking expert, KB, but then had a theory.

Synchronized Snow Sliding.

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Since a number of you asked after yesterday’s post, yes, the MacBook keyboard is ok after the “Mac & Cheese” incident (Op Pack – you cracked us up with that one).  Only one of the keys (the control key – how ironic) was broken and we were able to get a replacement at our local Apple store, Charlotte Street Computers.  Repairing the keys themselves is relatively simple as demonstrated in this YouTube video (just in case there is a sudden rash of Cheoah type landings).


  1. Pup Fan on January 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    That photo is hilarious!

  2. jack & moo on January 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Woo-hoo! we really gotta try that snow sliding manuveur!

    (We loved the “mac & cheese” comment too – brilliant!)

    jack & moo

  3. Togo the Dog on January 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    HAHAHAHA hahahahahaha.
    That picture is awesome.

    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

  4. Kari on January 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    hahahaha thanks for the laugh!


  5. siku marie on January 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    CSI: Carolina Sibe Investigators! Mystery solved…of course!

  6. Huffle Mawson on January 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Yep, I think you figured out the mystery!

  7. Rudy's Raiser on January 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    OMD, that is soo cute!

  8. Sagira on January 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    LOL…now that is FUNNY!

  9. rottrover on January 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    We love that picture!!

  10. Ryker on January 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I am an expert at this, can I join your team?

  11. The OP Pack on January 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Great title:) We have some of those around here too. TD and Phantom are often seen doing that slide, but not the pest, she does the bunny hop instead:)

    Glad to give you a chuckle, we are not usually that clever. We now need to try to bookmark that video because the Momster says better to know ahead of time how to do it.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. Kristine on January 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    That is hilarious! I have never seen a dog do such a thing before. Your dogs are too awesome. 🙂

  13. norwood on January 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Looks like furry line dancing beasts hit your area

  14. Anna the GSD on January 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Wow, what wild crazy beasties!! But I heard you can calm them with noms!! 🙂

  15. achieve1dream on January 24, 2011 at 10:06 am

    That is such a great picture!! Glad the laptop is okay. 🙂

  16. KB on January 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Synchronized. Wow. I wonder how long they practiced that one! It does leave unique tracks, that’s for sure.

    It reminds me of when K was a puppy, and I made her drag a 20′ long line behind her on the trails when she was transitioning to being an off-leash dog. One time, I found a DOW official staring at the marks and tracks she’d left in the snow, totally confused. Then, he saw her and had an “ah hah” moment!

  17. Stumpy and cyndi on January 24, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Snow sliding is an art. It’s clear the herd is very talented!

  18. Terri Jacobson on January 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

    And they are synchronized! What a riot.

  19. Khyra on January 24, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I believe that is a furry khomplex Shoulder Doga move!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom is still smiling about The OP KS Pakhk Mac&Cheese khomment – she is also khraving some too!

  20. Houndstooth on January 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Strange beasts indeed! I wonder how many of those exist in the wild! 😛

  21. Pip on January 24, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I do this, too! Of course, my marks are probably pretty small compared to yours!

    Your pal, Pip

  22. Wild Dingo on January 24, 2011 at 4:12 am

    i think the title of this post is very appropriate!

  23. 24 Paws of Love on January 24, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Hey! That’s our move!

  24. RADINKA on January 24, 2011 at 2:02 am

    oh now that is a GREAT picture!!! My dogs do that in the grass here, I think they pick up the scent of some good lookin husky lady and want to cover themselves in her scent!

  25. Stella on January 24, 2011 at 1:14 am

    That would seem to me to be an excellent event for the next Winter Olympics. Enough of just sled pulling, a little fun is always welcome.


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