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Footprint ID

Post by Antonsrkn » March 8th, 2017, 6:28 pm

Hello all,

I came across some footprints in a local park here in Eastern North Carolina and I was hoping someone more knowledgeable than I could help ID them for me. Using my finely tuned outdoors man skills I have ruled out ungulates :) I can tell its not a raccoon or possum either as I'm familiar with their prints however beyond that im really not sure. Now given the area theres also a real chance that its just a feral cat, im hoping its not the case, but its not unlikely. Could it be fox? What do those of you who are good at IDing prints think?

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Anyways, I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: Footprint ID

Post by Antonsrkn » March 9th, 2017, 7:22 pm

Antonsrkn wrote:I can tell its not a raccoon or possum either as I'm familiar with their prints however beyond that im really not sure.
I'm forced to eat my words.... According to a consensus on FB, turns out these are raccoon prints haha. I'm used to seeing the prints on a softer substrate where the individual finger outlines are more visible. Well the more you know I guess.

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Re: Footprint ID

Post by Berkeley Boone » March 24th, 2017, 8:34 am

Ha ha! I know you've already figured it out, but I was going to say they were raccoon.

Both cats and foxes have four rounded toes, and cat prints will be nearly circular, and canids are a little more oval.

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