I think I have to ask this at least once a year. I've seen tracks with four pointy toes but no distinct claw/pad marks for several days to a week. (Not sure how long.) Around the barn/farm. I have been very puzzled to what it could be. Well, today I got spring fever, braved the cold with my partner-in-adventure kitten and took a walk. I found clearer foot prints after some pointy-toed ones so i am assuming they both belong to the same creature. Who went to the barn. Now. Our barn has three doors. One is enclosed in the run for the chickens. One has a dog door for our dog. (That is no longer with us.) The last on has a cat door for the cats. Some tracks lead to the dog door, which is larger then the cat door, and it looks like whatever went up to the door was investigating it. I'm pretty sure that our cats know the dog door has a cover and thus they can't get in. The tracks are smudgy so I can't tell what they are. I also found some scat right outside the barn that may or may not be cat. (Picture at bottom.) NOW to the pictures. You can see what I mean about the "four pointy toes" print. This picture is sideways...tracks lead from left to right. You can see it better if you tilt your head. Four pointy toes. the scat. (If you couldn't tell.) Skunk or something else? Would a skunk come out of hibernation in February?