Greg wanted to hear what readers of the blog thought about these tracks, and well, he got what he wished for – everything from coot to muskrat to platypus….
Greg himself wrote that "I don't have answers but I'm guessing that the first one is a duck, most likely a Mallard – Roy W. thinks it was an American Coot.
"Second one is most likely a Coyote because impression of the feet are to close to each other for a deer.
"Snow cover was about 8-10 inches high and a "local" cat would left an impression of his belly in the snow 🙂 "
We are going with platypus (or Mallard) and Coyote until proven otherwise. (Thanks, Greg!)