More snow tracks. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by princessmama, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then next two were together...

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    There may be some deer tracks mixed in with this one...
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  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    When showing tracks, it's REALLY helpful if you put something in the pic to show the size/scale.

    Those appear to be squirrel tracks unless they are bigger than they look in the picture
     
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  3. jaloola

    jaloola Happy Joyous & Free

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    snow tracks are also deceptive in size even if you have scale. The prints change quickly as they melt, freeze and age. So unless they are super fresh it's tough to be sure of size
     
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 is a rabbit track #2 is a coon track as is #3 along with deer tracks
     
  5. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about the scale thing...

    I was thinking #1 was rabbit, #2 was squirrel (very tiny, considering snow melt), and #3 was squirrel (same print as 2) raccoon and deer

    Eta: Really want to set up a game cam... [​IMG]
     
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  6. Ranger 45

    Ranger 45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Squirrel my butt unless its the worlds biggest squirrel weighining in at 15 pounds. Its gonna either be a coon or possum because of the the long fingers and the thumb. Squirrel tracks have a weird palm pad mark, trust me i hunt em and deal with them all the time. The v shaped trackes are deer.
     
  7. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um. #3 says squirrel, COON, and deer. The one print is teeny. The coon looking one was MUCH smaller than the other coon tracks we found.
     
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  8. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try this page - it's a chart of common tracks ...


    http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2863

    In fact, it's kinda funny, because I just did a quick search to see what I came up with to post here, and this is the exact same chart my kids used last week for identifying local wildlife with their scout troop ....
     
  9. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ITS A RACOON you can tell by in the first pic the track has a extended heel. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link DTRM [​IMG]
     

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