Making Tracks, Clark Fork River, Missoula, Montana
I wonder - do squirrel and bunny mothers warn their young of the typical winter dangers?
"If the ice breaks and you fall in and achieve hypothermia, don't come crying to me!" Or, "I'm trying to explain the concept of cold and metal to you, but if you lick that pole at the forest edge, plan on staying overnight!"
(Of course I made these up! What rational, loving, furry forest creature would say such things to their offspring?)