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Anyone have any idea what animal left these footprints? I found them in woods behind my yard yesterday (keep in mind of where I live
). Deer tracks were all over, very easy to ID, but then I stumbled upon this trail of tracks. It looked like it was following a deer. What in the world is it? The pine needle in the footprint is about 5" long. You can see the adult deer track to the left of it for reference.






My gut reaction was that they are bear tracks, but logically I really don't think they are. There aren't many bears down here; plus they look too small, but also too big to be anything else. I'm stumped :confused: .

[ 01-28-2004, 04:17 PM: Message edited by: Fly Ty R ]
 
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not wide enough to be bear, i'd guess a dog or coyote. if the deer are EVER a problem just let me know :D ..i'll take care of them for ya ;) .
Nick

[ 01-28-2004, 05:04 PM: Message edited by: surfrat ]
 

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Dave they look like good old fashion Jersey Devil tracks. You capture it alive and it is worth big bucks. Lucky they aren't on the indangered species list yet. You do live back in no where land now. :D

You can catch it with Devils food cake. :D
 

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it looks like the track has melted around the edges which gives the illision of it being bigger but i would say a large dog/fox/coyote

definately K9

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I first thought it was a canine track too, but it's gotta be one huge wild dog if it is! I don't think side melting/expansion was an issue. The deer tracks right next to it were true life size, and they were both made on the same day. I think they are the right size. Dogs have more of a diamond pattern in their track. I have seen plenty of fox, dog, and coyote tracks to know the difference, even when they're a little melted in the snow. These look like a flat footed animal with 4 (or 5) claws, footprint about 5" lengthwise. Canines walk on their toes, like cats. You guys haven't really convinced me...


Here is a better shot of the deer track that was next to it:



It's fairly solid, not melted.


Ray,
I thought it was a devil or some sort, maybe Tazmanian, but after thinking about it, it's more than likely the Jersey Devil
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[ 01-29-2004, 07:50 AM: Message edited by: Fly Ty R ]
 

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actual size looks like it to me


certainly aint one of these



Rory

[ 01-29-2004, 09:13 AM: Message edited by: Rowdy125 ]
 
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