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Raccoon tracks

Procyon lotor

Description:

The raccoon had walked along the path, leaving a long trail in the dust.

Habitat:

Path through meadow near Lewisville Lake.

Notes:

Raccoons are familiar animals with masked faces and ringed tails. They have five toes on both the front and hind feet. Their long, dexterous fingers enable them to open latches, untie knots, turn doorknobs, and open jars. Their prints look like tiny human baby handprints and footprints.

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3 Comments

Flowerpatch
Flowerpatch 7 years ago

Thank you for posting your excellent track on Tracker Mission. Really almost looks like a human hand. Very nice print!

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 7 years ago

The area where I took those is a particularly good area to find tracks. The nearby lake attracts animals of all kinds, an often provides moist soil to hold their tracks. These in the dust were probably fairly fresh or the wind would have blown them away.

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 7 years ago

Cool photo Joan. It is great to see animal tracks as well as the animal. We need to learn these for ID.

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 24, 2013

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