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SLIDESHOW — Red Deer wildlife captured on camera

From the snowy imprint of moose hooves to tiny zipper-like bird tracks, winter hiking trails in Red Deer offer plenty of visible reminders that we share our city with urban wildlife.



From the snowy imprint of moose hooves to tiny zipper-like bird tracks, winter hiking trails in Red Deer offer plenty of visible reminders that we share our city with urban wildlife.

“The tracks are a good indication of a healthy environment,” said Ken Lehman, the city’s parks planning and ecology specialist, who believes the more biodiversity we maintain, the better our ecosystem.

However, “you don’t necessarily want those tracks in your yard,” he conceded — for no matter what time of year it is, Lehman regularly hears from residents with animal nuisance concerns.

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Wildlife helping keep city healthy