A snow caterpillar. This little guy was working his way across the snow near the bird feeder. Maybe a bird dropped it from the sky like Andre’s mouse, which he spotted draped across a branch on a hike. I followed the cat’s progress across the snow covered lawn from the safety of my house with the binoculars. Then I went for a run – and saw a red fox- but when I returned, the snow cat was gone. The wooly caterpillar’s coat is supposed to predict the severity of the winter but I couldn’t find any information about what it means when you actually see one in winter. Here’s what the Farmer’s Almanac has to say.