Animal tracks can be found around water sources. Such is the case with these
and deer tracks through backwaters of the Cedar River at Palisades-Kepler
State Park near .
Given the right weather, geologic conditions and time these now watery tracks
could become hardened fossil tracks. However, even in drought times that
eastern Mount Vernon, Iowa Iowa
has experienced in 2012 it is unlikely that these tracks will survive intact
following the next rainfall let alone the eons of time. But somehow fossil tracks
do show up in the geologic record. We shall see.