Not pine needles, but fur in the track

by Bob Truman on January 25, 2013

in Animal tracks & sightings, Banff, Kananaskis Village Area, Lake Louise, Mount Shark, Skate trail

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I found this on Twitter from Banff National Park:

“This ski track was the site of a mighty struggle. Can you help us identify what animal left this fur behind?”

What animal does this fur belong to?

What animal does this fur belong to?

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A beautiful cougar encounter in Banff

I read this on Facebook from Annette

Today I was given a true GIFT. I am so proud of my dogs…and feel so privileged to live in the Rocky Mountains;) while out for a long walk in the woods today..all of a sudden I knew we were in the presence of “something”/ dogs air scenting and all hairs standing on end. I calmly talked to them while scanning to see what the “something” was: none less than His Majesty, The Cougar! What a beautiful, big and gorgeous animal! We saw him just about a bus length away from us, dogs behaved PERFECTLY. Cougar looked at us, we looked at him. Dogs were Glued to my side and quiet; never giving the Cougar any reason to be interested in us…so he calmly walked away. What an amazing and beautiful experience! And what a privilege to get to see such an elusive animal!

If you have a dog or puppy who requires some training, you won’t find a better person for the job than Annette at Wags Unlimited.

Skate trails in Kananaskis

If you’re a skate-skier looking for an easy trail in Kananaskis, tracksetter Jeff reports the Bill Milne trail from Ribbon creek to Wedge pond was groomed yesterday with a skating lane and single track.

Mt Shark, with more challenging terrain, is an excellent venue for skaters if you’re willing to drive a little further, and it was groomed last  night.

As always, the Canmore nordic centre is the gold-standard for skaters looking for good grooming and a good variety of trails for all abilities.

According to the Banff trail report, Lake Louise received 15 cm of new snow yesterday.

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1 Courtney January 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm

What about tracks in the snow? I don’t know about the fur, but sure would like to know the story behind the struggle.


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