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  • Bear footprint in mud
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    01-06-2010, 06:36 PM
Found These Paw Prints at my Barn in the Snow!!

Okay well according to the internet its a cougar/mountain lion. Want others opinions! The paw print was about 5 inches width!
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    01-06-2010, 06:44 PM
Don't agree...cats as a species have retractable claws. Your print has clear claw marks.
This is a photo of a puma print in snow.

This is a bear print in mud...claws are clear. So may be a small bear...
    01-06-2010, 06:47 PM
Wolf print in snow
    01-06-2010, 07:01 PM
Not bear...has to be cat or k9.
I looked at a lot of tracks...some cougar tracks had the claw marks but not many and not as this one

Here is a bear


Bob Cat..
    01-06-2010, 07:03 PM
I personally think that it is probably either a wolf, or a large dog. I too can clearly see the claw marks, and cat prints don't show claw marks.
    01-06-2010, 07:03 PM
No way, canine and bear species have non retractable claws and therefore leave a claw print when leaving tracks. Feline species (excepting the cheetah, which I doubt that's what it was - even though that would be seriously cool!!) have a retractable claw and therefore don't leave claw tracks. Possibly a stray dog, or in an extreme case, a wolf, if you have them where you live?

P.S. I work volunteer at a zoo on the weekends and have seen the different tracks for myself.
    01-06-2010, 07:16 PM
Agree with the above post. Looks like a large dog, Felines don't leave claw marks, and bear *usually* show more claw. It could be a bear, but I vote big dog
    01-06-2010, 07:37 PM
A big cat track can show claw mark if its a deep track. It can also show claw mark if in is at an incline. On flat level ground you shouldn't see any claw mark.
This is a cougar track in snow.
    01-06-2010, 07:39 PM
Green Broke
Nah I don't think it's a bear. Bears have pretty wonky shapped bads. And the toes are big. I'm guessing either Coyote, Wolf, or a big dog
    01-06-2010, 08:32 PM
My black lab is about 100 lbs. His paw prints in snow or mud spread out to be MUCH bigger than his already big feet. I would put money on a large stray dog.

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