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    Outfdoor woodsman your knowledge is needed

    Well i aint used to these parts and the little critters here. So i was shoveling snow on the weekend in the back yard to get to my shop door. Now this aint the first time this has been seen by me but i saw holes in the snow. Initially i thought it was air trapped in the snow now i am thinking there is some critter that is probably a mouse burrowing through the snow like a mole. On the weekend there seemed to be holes all over the place.

    Can anyone shed light on what this might be.

    We got a snowshoe hare in the back yard and i seen him on the weekend out enjoying a spell of sun but he always runs the same route (actually was thinking if i was a hawk he would be easy pickings the way he leaves a trail) So i know it aint anything to do with the wabbit.

    This snow was not hard so i guess its pretty easy for them to manouver in or is it something else?
    cheers

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    sounds like a shrew to me rob.. they are pretty busy in the snow they eat thew grass and anything they can find the have real short tails and are very hardy.. the fox and coyotes love them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    sounds like a shrew to me rob...
    I thought Stu's mother-in-law was in Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I thought Stu's mother-in-law was in Japan.
    Oh, that is just not right.
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    Are there traces of yellow around the edges of those holes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian McMillan View Post
    Are there traces of yellow around the edges of those holes?
    Brian, have you had a proper WELCOME TO THE FORUM? Greetings from up island!
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    Hi Cynthia
    I have been hanging around for about a year I guess. I'm not very yappy, mainly sarcastic. Thanks for the welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian McMillan View Post
    Hi Cynthia
    I have been hanging around for about a year I guess. I'm not very yappy, mainly sarcastic. Thanks for the welcome.
    Yep, Brian's from the sarcastic branch of the McMillan clan, and I'm from the yappy one. No sarcasm here for me, no sir, not at all.
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    What type of holes and how big Rob? Any Pics yet? It is most likely some for of rodent. what do you have in your area?

    Welcome from the shadows Brian. Glad to see another islander here. What part of Victoria do you live in?
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    Hi Drew
    I'm in the Highlands of course, where all the sarcastic McMillans should be. We send the yappy ones south, down, down down to that hot place.

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