Temperatures climbed to a hearty 34° F today so it is raining off and on.
Skies are steely grey.
No.. not Bigfoot! But, something like a very big dog or a large raccoon. The prints are degraded enough to obscure what it was.
Its usual to see bird prints as they drink from the pond and will walk on the ice. Cats, dogs, raccoon, fox, deer and chipmunks also use my ponds for water and food.
The red circle is a heater that keeps a hole clear for oxygen to enter the pond, otherwise fish will suffocate under the ice and animals will lose a place to drink.
In summer I keep the water pristine with UV filters.
Please remember those in New Jersey who are still.. STILL.. living in tents because of 'Sandy'.
They are enduring frigid temperatures in the low teens, snow and it is a very serious situation.
This isn't Florida my friends! It gets frigidly cold and extremely damp here by the ocean. It cuts through the bones.
The government is no help to them at all despite the high minded talk. Those Washington folks are rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing. So, they seem to think others don't either. (I hate politics.. hate it)
No housing is provided for them other than communal tents without heating.
Many are young mothers with children living alone in communal situations with all manner of odd people hanging around. They are in a dangerous situation. Please keep them in your prayers for a quick and fair solution.
It is a serious disgrace.