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Can somebody ID this footprint, I think it's a Lynx maybe?
do you know about how wide from side to side the track was? It very well could be a lynx, however it also might even be from an Asiatic Wolf. They are very small in stature and hunt solitary or in pairs. Without knowing the true size of the track it will be hard to tell which, as the cats have large feet and stocky bodies apposed to the wolf's smaller feet and lankier bodies. The prey species dictate it's either the lynx or the wolf as both hunt and survive off of the main prey species you listed here. I would like to see if anyone else has any input on this as well. I often track wild game here in NY, and this is the first time I've seen a three toed track, and without actually being there or seeing other tracks, or even scat from the animal that left the track it will be difficult to distinguish between the species. Thanks again for the puzzling spotting. I love a good challenge and this one has definitely pushed my limits of knowledge.
the prey species should be: Ibex, Wild Sheep, Hare, Livestock (goat, sheep, cow, horse). also many rodents in the area.
That very well could be. the middle pad does appear slightly larger than the two outside pads. One more question, what sort of prey species are in the immediate area? That could potentially tell us what animal could have left this track.
I am searching on internet about footprint's... but I saw footprint of a Wolf and the 2 middle pads are close together, and maybe because the sand it look like one pad and the nails are also gone because the sand?
no sorry this is the only picture that I have, It was in a area with mountains and canyons.
it's very odd that there are only three defined front pads, most canine and felines leave a four padded track. do you have any other photos of these tracks, maybe of the tracks as they appear on an angle to see if they are inline, or staggered?
Spotted on Aug 29, 2008 Submitted on Oct 18, 2011
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