Some are mysterious like what made these and why?
Others are more obvious. A bird. What kind of bird and what was it doing?
I think a beetle made this.
Not really sure about this one.
Why did this track suddenly stop? Did the critter burrow into the sand. Thinking (or at least hoping) it wasn’t a scorpion, I dug into the sand with my hands to see. I didn’t find anything. Did it dig deeper than I did? Did it tunnel under the sand to a different area? Was this where it came out of the sand and start crawling away?
I’m pretty sure I discovered what made these tracks.
See my next post for the answer.
Some traces survive many sand storms.
A mouse or rat digging in the sand. Maybe looking for a meal.
Must be a lizard. I can almost see it.
I don’t feel as guilty as I hope the person that left these tracks feels. Driving off established roads is strictly prohibited. At first I was disgusted that some fool would do this. This kind of damage can last many years. I realized that I don’t know the story behind these tracks either. Maybe it was a rescue team saving some crazy photography who got heat stroke.
Although this isn’t a track in the sand it's my favorite kind of track in the desert.