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Track id
« on: November 05, 2017, 11:25:40 AM »
Me and a buddy are stumped, what would make this track?

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Re: Track id
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 07:47:10 PM »
tough to tell,  what size?  do you have a pattern?

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Re: Track id
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 07:48:41 PM »
tree dweller?

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Re: Track id
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 08:08:16 PM »
How long/wide?  Coon, maybe possum? 
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Re: Track id
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 08:38:58 PM »
No to both of those, they both have longer fingers/toes.

Looks like decent size based on the Alder leaf nearby, my guess, and it's just that, is Bobcat.

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Re: Track id
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 08:43:09 PM »
Ya, I don't know Loki. Tracks are so close together....
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Re: Track id
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 08:47:22 PM »
Could have stopped to look at something, cats will often have their front feet side by side when they are checking something out.  Looks about the right size as well.  :dunno:  One of the more experienced trapper guys might have a better idea.

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Re: Track id
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 08:52:34 PM »
I'm trying to tell if there is a fifth toe showing, which would make me think marten.

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Re: Track id
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 08:53:51 PM »
Concur Loki. Wondering at what location he saw them, and, size!  The earth/ground consistency cones into play also. Claw marks oftentimes tell a tale. They just don't look round enough for bob kitties.
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Re: Track id
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 09:02:37 PM »
I'm trying to tell if there is a fifth toe showing, which would make me think marten.

There could be a "thumb" on the right one.

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Re: Track id
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 05:43:13 AM »
Definitely not marten !
Looks like a bobby mud makes tracks look a little different

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Re: Track id
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 08:47:09 AM »
Looks feline to me, foot slid forward slightly in shallow surface mud, elongating the pad and toe prints. 
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Re: Track id
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 02:26:07 PM »
Pic was taken on the puyallop river bottom last week I didn't think it was a cat at first doesn't look like the right shape to me for some reason we have seen multiple cats in the area but they seem shy tried trapping them last year with no luck

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Re: Track id
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 06:38:17 PM »
At first glance it makes you think cat but I don't think so. I'm betting raccoon and I can't lose the bet because you can't prove me wrong.  :tung: :chuckle:
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Re: Track id
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 06:40:57 PM »
At first glance it makes you think cat but I don't think so. I'm betting raccoon and I can't lose the bet because you can't prove me wrong.  :tung: :chuckle:

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Re: Track id
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 06:44:44 PM »
I'll just leave this, right here.

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Re: Track id
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 06:50:57 PM »
Raccoon has an elongated pad and thinner toes, plus usually you can see all five raccoon toes in their tracks.
My guess is bobcat.
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Re: Track id
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2017, 06:56:00 PM »
Raccoon because they don't always look textbook. I've seen that same shape before that raccoon made.
Look at the cat tracks you posted, not even close plus cats do not normally walk in mud if they can help it.
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