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#1 Insayn

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:35 PM

While walking the property we found this print near a hog wallow. It is roughly 3" in length and larger than the prints my German Shepherd leaves. We initially thought mountain lion or perhaps a large bobcat since we can see claw impressions on each toe. What do you think?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:00 PM

Probably a big dog.

Cats usually do not walk with their claws extended.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:42 AM

What SHOOTER said. Big dog. Cat prints don't show claws..........

This is a photo of a cougar track I took in New Mexico. That is a quarter in the track.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

Dog, coyotes generally only have two claw marks on the middle two toes. The outer ones don't have the claw mark usually. The nail shows on all four "toes" in a dog print.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

What about a cat that is leaning on a waters edge....wouldn't the claws come out as they try to gain traction and balance?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

Compare the photo of your tracks to the known cougar track photo posted by Bobcat...they don't resemble each other in any way.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

All cats have 3 lobes on the back of there pad. Look in Bobcats picture and you will see what I mean. That is the sure fire way to tell its a cat. I have seen lion tracks where you could see the claws but it doesn't happen very often. Its all in the lobes ;)
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