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post #1 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 06:44 PM
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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...

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post #3 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 06:47 PM
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Or....
Wolf print in snow

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post #4 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 07:01 PM
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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 clear...like this one
http://freepages.family.rootsweb.anc...d_at_cabin.jpg

Here is a bear
http://www.nps.gov/gaar/planyourvisi...eartracks2.jpg

Wolf..
http://www.wildernessclassroom.com/p...olf_tracks.jpg

Bob Cat..
http://natureinquiries.files.wordpre...t-track-1b.jpg
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post #5 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 07:03 PM
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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.
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post #6 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 07:03 PM
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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.

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post #7 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 07:16 PM
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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
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post #8 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 07:37 PM
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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.
http://washingtonwolf.info/wolfphoto...otsize_002.jpg
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post #9 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 07:39 PM
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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


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post #10 of 20 Old 01-06-2010, 08:32 PM
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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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