Need help IDing track/paw print please! - Updated with 2nd photo!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pixiedouglas, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    We know we've got coyote, we've saw one in the river bed and we've heard them at night. Neighbor killed a possum last February. Haven't seen any evidence of raccoons in the area, but I'm sure there are some. What kind of track/paw print is this? We found it by one of the fruit trees a day after watering. I've found evidence of something small trying to dig into the chicken run a few times, but the coop itself is very secure.

    Help please!

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  2. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do the tracks measure?They almost look like mountain lion tracks.
     
  3. homesteadmomma

    homesteadmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, they look very similar to big kitty cat tracks
     
  4. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say some type of cat also. Notice the absence of claw marks. When cats walk their claws are retracted.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    domestic cat????
     
  6. Velvet Hairpiece

    Velvet Hairpiece Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guarantee that it isn't a domestic cat. That print has five toes, and non-mutated domestic cats have four toes, with the fifth being further up on the leg. Also, kitty prints are not that broad, they're more narrow.

    Where do you live, and how big are these tracks? Either measure them or put something like a quarter down for size reference.

    For now, I'm thinking perhaps a weasel? Fisher cat, maybe?
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It looks like two prints to me, not one. You can see two different "pad" prints.
     
  8. VelvettFog

    VelvettFog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    It looks like two prints to me, not one. You can see two different "pad" prints.

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  9. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feline for sure, but with no size reference, hard to say what kind.
     
  10. one slick chic

    one slick chic Out Of The Brooder

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    There are definitely two tracks. I thought bobcat.
     

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