Good God I have a lot of animals cruising through my yard on any given day or night. The other night a huge buck about made me scream out like a little girl. Today I came home to find this small hole and little tracks. Do you have a clue what made them?

The tracks appear to have come from something pretty small, and there is a cut down Juniper stump underneath the snow where the tracks lead.....

What little critter made these tracks and hole in the snow? And what were they looking for?