Do you recognize these tracks

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by agmantoo, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

    Messages:
    10,855
    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Location:
    Zone 7
    Pics are kind of poor since a small rain and time have obscured the details. In the first photo the print is the length of the dollar bill. In the second pic about all you can see is the toe prints whcih are nearly on top of an old dog track. You opinions are appreciated.
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. lgslgs

    lgslgs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,429
    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Location:
    Southeast Ohio
    (Warning: Totally non-helpful comment to follow.)



    Do we win the dollar if we know the answer? :)

    Lynda
     

  3. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

    Messages:
    10,855
    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Location:
    Zone 7
    Yes, I will email the dollar to you :)
     
  4. Paula

    Paula Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,104
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Location:
    TN
    Dh thinks it's probably a rabbit, but it's hard to tell.
     
  5. commomsense

    commomsense Beef,Its whats for dinner

    Messages:
    411
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Location:
    Southern WV
    Thats not a rabbit. Looks like a bear track or a very big dog track.
     
  6. boonieman

    boonieman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    292
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Location:
    Meade Co Kentucky
  7. Dubai Vol

    Dubai Vol Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    414
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Awfully big rabbit. Too broad for rabbit too if you ask me. Just from the size I'm thinking bear. But even though I'm from Tennessee, I'm no Davy Crockett.
     
  8. insanity

    insanity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    891
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2004
    Location:
    Clarksville TN.
    In the second pic.It looks as though you can see toe nail points in front of the toes.If I'm looking at the correct track and i think i am.
    Large dog.Wolf maybe if you live in there territory?

    Now wheres my email dollar? :D

    Rabbit ROTFL! :D
     
  9. ninny

    ninny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,341
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    Hey, if that's a rabbit, STAY OUT OF THE WOODS!!!
     
  10. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,333
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Location:
    Whiskey Flats(Ft. Worth) , Tx
    .................I'd say , just from the photo that the imprints left by the individual pads on the foot would be some kind of large dog or wolf . Also , the curvature of the outer perimeter is distinctly "V" shaped which looks like a dog vs a feline which has much larger pads for each individual toe which gives a cat a much wider paw print , which also enables them too walk much more silently when stalking prey .
    .................With the large number of people keeping exotics there is no telling what is running loose in the woods nowadays. A smart exotic pet owner Would NOT notify the Sheriff that their pet bengal tiger is loose because that automatically makes them liable for all damages\deaths that are attributable TOO that particular animal . fordy... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Country Lady

    Country Lady Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,842
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Location:
    MS
    What state do you live in? Give us a clue.
     
  12. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    936
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    The pics weren't that clear, but the claw marks were obvious. Cats don't leave claw marks & those were bigger than any dog that I've seen. Looks like a small bear to me.
     
  13. Dave S.

    Dave S. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    206
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Location:
    Western MA
    Sasquatch, I have them in my woods, definately a sasquatch. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,058
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    It's definately not bear or wolf. Where are you? You have weeds I haven't seen in the north. You're track is large but not as big as a wolf. They are massive.
     
  15. boonieman

    boonieman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    292
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Location:
    Meade Co Kentucky
    Cats can and do leave clawmarks in their footprints, at least under certain conditions. The prints aren't really clear, but I still thing they look feline based on the spread of the toes.
     
  16. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

    Messages:
    7,220
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    they look like bear tracks to me. the last ones look like the rear paws.
     
  17. Chickieeeee

    Chickieeeee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    133
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Location:
    Northern CA
    I agree that it is some sort of cat track. Cat tracks are more spread out than canine. Canine are more oval with the oval going upright rather than across. But, it would help to know what state you are in so that I can confirm that in a field guide. I really need that emailed dollar!
     
  18. oldmanriver

    oldmanriver Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    545
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    ky
    It's my dog please feed her and send her home thanks
     
  19. Fla Gal

    Fla Gal Bunny Poo Monger Supporter

    Messages:
    3,067
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2003
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Hey! Give me back my socks!

    Sorry, I can't help with an ID other than the socks. :p
     
  20. fixer1958

    fixer1958 None of the Above

    Messages:
    1,741
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2005
    Location:
    NE Kansas
    Why are you standing in the dirt in your socks?
    My mom used to yell at me for that and so does my wife.