It doesn't snow much in Seattle. Some years it doesn't snow at all and then it's usually less than a foot. We had snow on Christmas Eve, which is just what you would want.
This light amount is perfect for catching animal trails. By the time I took these photos, the snow was already melting.
The neighborhood cats walk through our front and backyards. Our kitty Blanche aka PoodleCat flies at the window, scratching away, when they saunter down the front porch. I go out and chase them away.
Another neighborhood visitor, a raccoon. I also saw rabbit prints going into the cemetery up the street. They were too melted for a good photo.
I've seen coyotes in the cemetery but not in our yard. Yet.