We got off the trail at Halpata Tastanaki Preserve when we hiked last weekend.
We walked along the firebreak. It had rained just enough to pack the sand so that we could walk on it. I looked up firebreak in Wikipedia for a better explanation. We see them along all of the forests, preserves and prairies here in Florida and these are man made. Wikipedia's definition, "A firebreak (also called a fireroad, fire line or fuel break) is a gap in vegetation or other combustible material that acts as a barrier to slow or stop the progress of a bushfire or wildfire."
What was so amazing was the number of animal tracks along this fence line. Mostly deer, wild hog, turkey and other smaller animals like raccoons and opossums.
(this is a three toed sloth...NO really it's a turkey track! lol)
I looked for a tuft of fur along the top of this fence because I know deer bound right over the high fences.
Most animals go under!
Of course we got back on the trail for views like this. It's so beautiful here in Florida during the winter months.
Do you like to get off the 'beaten trail'?
I’m joining Tex for the