The Animal paw print identification thread

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  1. Trailmaster

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    Best track I could find. Not great, but you can probably guess

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    So, this above picture shows what I believed to be a horse going one way, and a dog going the other.

    What I failed to realize at the time, was that the one track above my knife isn't canine.

    The dog was being followed. Hunted.

    Here's another picture I have of that track from the same time.

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    ^ whoa.........hehehehe....

    there seems to be an INSANE amount of cougars last year and this year......It used to be ONE cougar for every 100 square KM or so....now (on the mainland at least) we're seeing multiples in CITY BLOCK sized tracts of forest

    then there is RUSSIA....where they keep them as pets....

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    An easy one but I love the look of these in the snow. :D
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    That reminds me of several seasons of trying to bowhunt in the Spring for turkeys. Those tracks were usually all I ever saw.
     
  6. Bushman5

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    from a snow hike a while back.

    big cat tracks on 1/2" new powder snow , on hard crust snow. Blown / smoothed by the insane 75-90 km/h winds whipping down from Black Tusk near Whistler. Was a pair of big cats, adult and a very small juvenile cat (unusual for this time of year) walking/ zigzagging beside each other. At one point they must have found a mouse or very small chipmunk scurrying on top of the snow, there was longer stride prints, then the mouse/chipmunk prints, then scattered tracks and snow and no more mouse / rodent prints, just cat. Trying to find the pic on my HD

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    update, pretty sure that due to the size of these prints, 3" and smaller , that these are adult bobcat and a juvenile bobcat tracks.
     
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    70lb male cougar, rear paws.

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    local catch by CO's?

    DAMN! thats a big mitt! :confused:
     
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    Yeah, at a survival psychology and dangerous animal seminar last night.
     
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    big one!

    I know those tables well.....GAH.....set up and took down many of them for $18 an hour at the convention center. Hate those things now....LOL

    the male cat i saw at Deeks Lake on the bluffs above the trail was healthy, but not that big.
     
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    on a side note.,.....the sheer amount of bobcat tracks I have been finding under the Black Tusk mountain area.....is making me save up for an UH DEF game/trail cam. I want to cable it on some trees near the tracks and get some wicked photos.
     
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    I saw lots of tracks, some bigger and some smaller. These were the most defined though. Location is in South Western South Dakota
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    I never have my good camera when I see animals. This was the best I could get of him. It’s amazing how fast they are.
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    Small bobcat chasing a rodent


    Rodent (these are .25 cent coin sized)
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    Cat (just under 3” paw size)
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    todays tracks, in Manning Park Nature Reserve. Its a MASSIVE massive park/95% extremely rugged /impassable backcountry. As such the sheer amount of wildlife is incredible. Giant ravens, rabbits/hares everywhere, bobcats, cougars, lynx, black/brown and an EXTREMELY healthy population of big grizzlies. As well as deer,, elk, moose, wolverines, badgers, small rodent animals etc etc and birds a plenty.

    saw insane amounts of these tracks today.


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    as well, down by Copper Creek 60 klicks west of Princeton BC, i saw endless trails of coyote and cat tracks on the flat frozen river. Saw a very wild coyote too, while i was driving. HEALTHY, fat, muscular, tawny brindle thick fur, about 75lbs. Was driving down the hwy so did not take a pic. would have been a good pelt .....
     
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    Amazing!
     
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    Looks to be the right front paw of a smaller grizzly, maybe a yearling (Please correct if I’m wrong). I looked everywhere for more tracks, but that’s all I could find. It was on the Yellowstone overlook trail close to Lamar Valley, it snowed a couple inches overnight so I couldn't look the next day.
     
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    I love how it's overlapping with the hoof print of the deer.
     
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