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Trackers

The kids and I went walking in the woods today, down a wide, dusty trail, covered in animal tracks.

“Those are deer tracks,” I told the kids.

“Let’s follow them and find the deer!” said Anna.

“Yeah!” said Sarah.

We walked a little further.

“These are raccoon tracks,” I said.

“Let’s follow them and find the raccoons!” said Anna.

“They’re probably sleeping right now,” I said.

“Oh. . . Hey! I see a bear track!” she said.

“Maybe we shouldn’t follow that one,” said Sarah.

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Note to concerned readers: The bear track Anna saw was actually human. I haven’t heard of bears coming up here, although I suppose it could happen. Oh, and we found three young deer.

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