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Track ID Help #7816019
03/08/23 07:52 PM
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Can you help with IDing these tracks. They are 2.5 inches wide and ~12 inches long between footprints I measured them. I believe I know what they are can I get some confirmation of what critter made them. Thanks
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Re: Track ID Help [Re: snowy] #7816035
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Ermine?






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House cat?

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Re: Track ID Help [Re: Monster Toms] #7816043
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Originally Posted by Monster Toms
Ermine?

Yep, that would be what I thought to. I have weasel but I sure don't dee them often. I had one run through a ground blind a few years back about went through the window.

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Re: Track ID Help [Re: snowy] #7816044
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I am starting to see some skunk out now in the snow, maybe?

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Looks like Raven or Crow tracks.


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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
I am starting to see some skunk out now in the snow, maybe?

The trail/track line is only 2.5 inches wide I measured them. All fluffy snow about 4 inches deep. I doubt a skunk track very much. I had a rancher friend caught 3 skunks in the last two nights.


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Re: Track ID Help [Re: J.Morse] #7816058
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Originally Posted by J.Morse
Looks like Raven or Crow tracks.


Spot on, both feet are not landing at same time...not an ermine. It a bird that does not hop, but rather walks like a crow/raven

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Could be!!


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Re: Track ID Help [Re: snowy] #7816087
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4" fresh snow I would think a tail drag would show if were a bird?






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Originally Posted by Monster Toms
4" fresh snow I would think a tail drag would show if were a bird?

Ive seen crow and pheasant both walk in deeper snow than that and not leave tail marks....and I doubt they are stepping all the way through to the dirt. Im sticking with bird...

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I have the same snow here from yesterday. I say weasel. I would be surprised if I can't find some tomorrow that would look just like it. crows hop or walk, and pheasants run and they don't have 12" between prints.


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Originally Posted by MJM
I have the same snow here from yesterday. I say weasel. I would be surprised if I can't find some tomorrow that would look just like it. crows hop or walk, and pheasants run and they don't have 12" between prints.

I agree I know what pheasant tracks look like there are thousands of them not all that far from this picture. To me it looks like whatever it is, it is dragging its feet as it jumps and leaps through the snow. The feet are very small that are dragging and making the straight-line marks. It is only 2.5 inches wide the outside marks in the snow. The print I don't believe has bird feet what I could tell.


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Re: Track ID Help [Re: snowy] #7816137
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Squirrel is my guess

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Originally Posted by mttrapperguy
Squirrel is my guess

Maybe, but pretty narrow for them too. and was a lightweight critter whatever it was, and size of foot hole was smaller than a < dime in size. Might be though.

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Re: Track ID Help [Re: snowy] #7816327
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Dwarf sasquatch is my guess

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Originally Posted by Tatiana
these look like corvid tracks to me.

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