What animal left this foot print in the snow ????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by shannara200, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. shannara200

    shannara200 Out Of The Brooder

    53
    8
    44
    Sep 16, 2012
    Hello everyone, it snowed last night at my house 40 miles northeast of Atlanta GA. it seems something visited my chicken coop, can anyone tell me what animal the foot print belongs to ??

    Thanks for the info :)

    Chicken addicted

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. coop-er

    coop-er Chillin' With My Peeps

    363
    31
    119
    Nov 28, 2012
    Cat?
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    33,849
    7,000
    596
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Need a size. Take pic with quarter or dollar bill next to it to give scale.

    Does look like a cat tho.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014
  4. TK421

    TK421 Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    2
    106
    May 24, 2010
    Central TX
    Not a cat. Cats toes are rounder and spread out further from the pad, and the pad itself would be bigger in relation to the toes. Asp, feline pads have 2 lobes at the top of he pad, and these tracks only have 1. Canine tracks are often arranged so that the toes and pads look like a clover or fan, as in these tracks. Lastly, feline pads are never "squeezed" like the pad on these tracks. Depending on size, I am going with fox, coyote, or dog. I've seen lots of fox tracks that look squeezed like that in the pad, but without scale, it's tough to know for sure.
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    11,008
    608
    378
    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Agreed [​IMG]
     
  6. coop-er

    coop-er Chillin' With My Peeps

    363
    31
    119
    Nov 28, 2012
    They
    look so small...
     
  7. Kamiki

    Kamiki Out Of The Brooder

    64
    1
    43
    May 15, 2013
    Looks like a fox to me (maybe Coyote, depending on the size)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by