Can anyone identify these tracks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by karmical, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering if anyone can help me identify these tracks. They appeared in the fresh snow inside my girls' run overnight and I just want to make sure I don't have a predator getting in that I need to worry about.

    Thank's for any help you're able to give!! :)


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    (My guess is that it's just mice? I'm hoping that's all it is!! Thanks!!)
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would say rabbit.
     
  3. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say mice or a bird, nothingthere to worry about. Your bottom picks are a rabbit. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Mice will leave lots of little scurry prints... like squirrels. That second photo looks kind of like rabbit.
     
  5. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU!!, Sundown and Opie and Mrs. AK!! :) It's especially great to get quick responses when you're worrying. (I took the rabbit tracks off to avoid any confusion).

    Much relieved....
     
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  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I noticed the exact same tracks around my coops after the snowfall.
     
  7. TreeFever

    TreeFever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the toe drag marks make me think skunk though...they are sloppy walkers
     
  8. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first guess was skunk...
     
  9. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    I agree- the bottom 2 look more like bunny rabbit. Probably hoping for a handout from your flock.
     
  10. brn325

    brn325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the top two are mice the bottom one looks like it could be a weasle
     

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