What made these tracks?
Tuesday night, around midnight, I looked out and saw these in the new snow. They are bigger than a cat's feet, smaller than some dogs. They came out from under a fence with about 6 inches clearance.
There was no poking around; the tracks went straight across the patio, down the path and across the lawn towards the street.
What animal made them? My guess is a raccoon or a skunk.* What do you think?
*A while later: I think it's a raccoon, because of the gait pattern; one big, one small, side by side. Next step, the sides alternate. I found some good photos and diagrams at Bear Tracker.