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Unknown spotting

Description:

Who came through here?

Habitat:

Beachfront, marshland area. Bivalve

Notes:

Eastern Neck Island, Rock Hall Md. Spotted these tracks on a small beach


No species ID suggestions

4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 4 years ago

Hello, I've moved this spotting from the "other" category because a sign of wildlife always belongs in the category of the organism that produced (or is pointed at by) the sign. In general terms, the thing to remember is that "other" is concerned with categories. So if it's not (from) a bird, amphibian, fungus, or one of the PN categories, then in belongs in "other".

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 4 years ago

Also, that might make this a pet category sighting :-)

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 4 years ago

I agree with Sarah. They do look like Canine footprints.

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 4 years ago

These look like they were made by a dog (Canis lupus familiaris) because at the front of each toe (all four) there is a scorch mark, this is where you'll find a non-retracting claw on the paw. Only animals with non-retracting claws will leave track like this, such as a dog. Hope it helps :-)

Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.04, Long: -76.21

Spotted on Jan 12, 2013
Submitted on Jan 12, 2013

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