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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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Henderson,NC
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. JAK Rabbitry

    JAK Rabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 New Egg

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

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