Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
It's been a busy weekend.
Hiking through the deep snow with the dogs to swap-out the SD cards on the trail cameras and then returning to the woods for an afternoon of tree farm maintenance. The best way to get around when snow can reach a foot of depth is with snowshoes.
Sure, it can be clumsy - especially when a Labrador retriever steps on your shoe but it beats high-stepping through the deep stuff.
There are Ermine tracks all over the place.
The short-tailed weasel - Mustela erminea. They're referred to as an Ermine when they are sporting their white winter coat and called Stoats when outfitted with their two-tone warm weather coat. Either way I have yet to capture a picture of one on any of the trail cameras and search as we might we could not find sign of a kill.
We did find tracks of another deadly killer.
Who is it?