Please help identify these tracks -Oops! PICs now attached

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Carrie Lynn, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found these tracks in my backyard, near my chicken pen.
    Could you please identify them?
    Critters that frequent my neighborhood: rabbits, squirrels, possums and coons.
    My guess is the young possum a saw in my shrubs a month earlier [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance,
    Carrie Lynn

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    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  2. Hound

    Hound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't seem to have a photo link.
     
  3. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess racoon.
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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  5. EMAW

    EMAW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a coon to me.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Grouped in fours, spaced out as in hopping, dime to nickel sized? If so squirrel tracks. The back leg print of a coon is much larger and more elongated.
     
  7. Hound

    Hound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's a raccoon either, they tend to look more like little monkey/kid hands.
     
  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coon tracks for sure in my opinion.

    Sounds like you need to trap it before it downsizes your flock.
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I believe those are squirrel tracks. There's nothing to indicate scale, but I am guessing squirrel.
     
  10. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My thoughts exactly--I have squirrels that beg at the window if I don't keep their feeder filled so see a lot of tracks. Without something to determine scale I'd say they look like what is all over our deck. Raccoon would be larger and more space between--squirrels move with kind of a loping gate so front and back feet come together.
     

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