Is this a Cat Print??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bleenie, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I was keeping my eyes open when i headed out to feed the cows this morning and spotted this big print in the snow. Wondering if it's a cat print? Bobcat? I am sure not Cougar since they're way bigger. Second picture is the dogs print for comparison.

    Bobcat Print??
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    Dog's Print:

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  2. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

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    I would say no. It's a dog or in that family. The first pic shows claw marks in the snow. When cats walk their claw are not out.
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    They look like the same animal, just that the second print is fresher than the first print.
     
  4. Mervin

    Mervin Songster

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    The pads don't look like a feline either. It's hard to explain, but the main pad should have lobes in the back and not be concaved.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Scarlets been inside so it must have been a Coyote... I totally spaced on the claws being out. okay so coyotes are normal. I was just worried that stupid cat might be back after the birds. Thanks guys [​IMG]
     
  6. Indeed cats walk with their claws retracted and wont leave claw impressions in their tracks. Although the cheetah in the only cat that has non-retractable claws. So yeah its probably a cheetah.
     
  7. Caincando1

    Caincando1 In the Brooder

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    Dog or maybe a wolf. It's hard to explain but a coyote track makes an X in the middle of the void between the pads.
     

  8. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

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  9. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Songster

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    If you were on the other side of the state, could be a wolf, but likely on that side.....a dog
     
  10. lcoil79

    lcoil79 Hatching

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    I would like to second the cheetah suggestion. [​IMG]
     

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