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Offline RileyH

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Wolf or Cougar?
« on: November 10, 2020, 03:23:06 PM »
Ran across this track in the field, we've seen cougar in the area over the years but never seen a wolf although they're supposedly a few miles away. Never hunted for any form of predator beyond coyote so I am not good at identifying their tracks.

Track seemed huge for a cat, ~5-1/4" long and ~3-1/4" wide roughly taped. Long gait and the tracks only ever landed near each other when it appeared to stop. I was in the area of this track for several days and never heard any howling beyond coyote.

If it's a cat, I assume it's a big one and worth going back out to look for...

Thanks for any input!


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Re: Wolf or Cougar?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 04:32:15 PM »
def. canine.  :tup:
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Re: Wolf or Cougar?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 05:32:47 PM »
Id call that a Cougar. Its way too rounded to be a wolf.

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Re: Wolf or Cougar?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 05:34:51 PM »
It looks like there are claw marks, if so, canine
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Re: Wolf or Cougar?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 05:35:59 PM »
It looks like there are claw marks, if so, canine
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Re: Wolf or Cougar?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 06:36:01 PM »
 :yike: That's big is there any scat?
my first guess was cougar but the others are probably correct.
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Re: Wolf or Cougar?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 04:11:40 PM »
Dee Oh double-Gee!  :chuckle:

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Re: Wolf or Cougar?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2020, 05:27:50 PM »
For sure a mutt.
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