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Paw---canine?

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9 Comments

I think the track is much too large for either of those. This time of year I am betting the fox has a snowshoe kind of track from the extra fur between the toes.

tiffanypr
tiffanypr 9 years ago

Probably a coyote. Foxes prints are smaller and their back pad forms more of a v-shape.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

No problem, glad to help.

Thanks also for fixing the entry. I am a bit new to this. :)

Thinking it is simply a dog...wolf would be nice, but they don't live in the region to my knowledge. It was taken near Beulah, Colorado. The pine needle next to it is from a ponderosa pine and is about 5-7 inches long.

tiffanypr
tiffanypr 9 years ago

Where did u find it (wooded area?) and what is the size?

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

It's a canid track, but most likely to be either a fox of coyote. Wolf is an interesting possibility, but it would be out of range for any wolf population of which I'm aware.

Pochempie
Pochempie 9 years ago

I think its a wolf!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Hello.That's a nice track. I'm moving this, as it is a sign of wildlife, i.e., a mammal sign. "Other" is shorthand for "other organisms", those that don't have their own PN category like lichens, worms, clams, snails, starfish (note the "other" icon) etc.

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Jan 9, 2012

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