I’m gonna track santa

the wilderness guide

We all know it comes but once a year: Santa landing on your roof (or nearby if inconvenient) with his reindeer. I have been made to promise that I’ll get on the roof on Christmas Day and see if I can spot the reindeer tracks. Thanks. So for those of you who don’t have easy, year round access to Santa and his reindeer (ie: don’t live at the North Pole), then here are a few signs to keep an eye out for.

Reindeer prints, when compared to other deer (such as our local Fallow deer), are unusually round and easy to spot. Compared to fallow deer, only a bit smaller in stature, whose prints are long, narrow, pointed with very parallel outer walls to the cleave towards the rear of the print. Other things that set them apart from other deer prints is that the dew claws on a reindeer…

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