Another "tracks in the snow" question

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by deacons, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are holed up in my garage today, as our mix of melting, sleet, snow, and rain has washed out their run. I just went out to check on them, and found this unpleasant set of tracks headed up my driveway, pausing at the garage doors, and then heading around back of the garage. I can't follow the tracks back there because the snow is still too deep to walk through.

    Right now, I'm just thankful that the tracks didn't pause at the corner of the garage, where I know there is a hole big enough for a weasely thing to get in- it's just covered by snow right now. Do you think this is in the weasel family, or something else? I'm going to be worried for the rest of the day...

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  2. jenniemig

    jenniemig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like raccoon tracks to me, they have long fingers, but I could be wrong.
    http://losangelesanimalcontrol.com/raccoon/raccoon-tracks/
     
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  3. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only 4 toes though, it seems. I know the snow is melting and not great for establishing a firm print, but I don't see evidence of 5 toes anywhere. The only think I keep coming back to that has 4 toes front and back is mink/weasel. But I am by no means an expert.
     
  4. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am pretty sure those are fox squirrel tracks, too small for raccoon
     
  5. aart

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    Those are not weasel or mink tracks, IMO its some type of squirel .
     
  7. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks for taking the time to take a look. I had no idea squirrels had such pronounced claws!!
     

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