Photo submitted by Elisa Nelson.
Animal observed during a biology lab in Centennial Woods. Observation submitted by Anya Tyson. No photo available.
Possible fisher seen on a tracking camera. Photos submitted by Anya Tyson.
Crescent Park, Burlington
This fox was sadly found dead near the Redstone Quarry.
According to a neighbor, foxes pass through this area moving between the golf course (Burlington Country Club) and Englesby Brook: "The foxes come down from the golf course and track over to Englesby..."
Large, twisted rope-like scat on a fallen tree in forested area, at the northwest corner of Red Rocks Park.
Deer photographed by an Austin Dr resident, just beyond her backyard fence line.
Photographed by an Austin Dr resident. Gray fox approaching the backyard fence line, in pursuit of chickens.
Austin Dr residents reported seeing the moose (the same one that was "responsible" for the pot bust on Harrison Ave) traveling through the wooded strip behind their houses that same day.
Sighted on Harrison Ave the morning of April 27, based on a report from SevenDays:
"Wardens and local police were searching for a moose seen wandering on Harrison Avenue on Saturday."
Reported by Queen City Park residents who live at the south end of Central Ave:
"The Moose arrived in the community Saturday morning [April 27]. Sunday evening it was observed browsing at the mouth of the brook behind our house. Monday morning - all morning - he was behind Turner's and our house. He was at the mouth of the brook again Wednesday evening. I took the first picture on Monday behind our house... I think it is a yearling - much less imposing than a full grown moose."
Moose photo submitted by a Queen City Park resident who saw it on the farthest western loop of the Red Rocks trail system, between the trail and the water. It was also seen by several parties (including UVM Field Naturalist students) near this same location the previous morning.
Wildlife officers came in a couple of hours after this photo was taken and pushed the moose out of the park.
Family of three beavers occupied this area in spring/summer 2012.
Mink headed upstream along Wool Pullery Brook at dusk.
These tracks almost had me fooled by their small size (1.5" width).
5-toed tracks, in 2x2 lope along Winooski River shoreline.
On bank about 5 ft above stream level. Large amount of very fresh otter scat, left just earlier this day considering how soft. Full of crayfish fragments of varying sizes.
Deer carcass not far from trail. Large chunks of fur indicative of coyote feeding.
On stream bank of tributary near where it enters Winooski River. Note the slide marks in the tracks on the steep, muddy stream bank.
Recent beaver activity at the junction of Centennial Brook and Wool Pullery Brook, including feeding sign and a winter food pile visible under the frozen water surface.
Technically South Burlington, I know, but it's so close!
There was a pair of bald eagles on a tree branch overlooking the lake, on the cliffs about 60 ft above water level. One flew when I approached while the other stayed long enough to be photographed.
The photos may not look like much, but toes and dew claws were clearly visible (photos 1 and 2). There were many deer tracks, trails and scat to the north and east of this location at Derway Island.