Mystery Tracks

I stood looking down from the bedroom window at the snow.  The pristine blanket of white was broken by a trail leading from the woods down and around the top of the property.  I squinted against the blandness of white on white. The tracks followed the edge of the mountain laurel, stopping at the sandbox then making a beeline to the bird feeders before wandering off through the arborvitae hedge to the neighbors yard.  What the heck!  I threw off my robe, gathering clothes as I headed down the stairs.  I wanted to see if I could tell what they were, so I grabbed my camera as I headed out.

Well, I don’t know.  They look sort of like cat prints. But big. Maybe 2 inches across. I didn’t see any claw marks, so I don’t think they are a dog.  Have you seen bobcat prints? How big are they?  There is a Weimaraner that lives up the hill. Could it be her?

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2 responses to “Mystery Tracks

  1. Jim

    Bobcat tracks are wide and short. The shape of these look right for Fox, but two inches wide is on the big side, two inches long is typical. Looking at the overall trail and foot placement is key for separating domestic dogs from their wild relatives.

  2. They’re very round and appear to show no claws, suggesting cat. If they’re really 5 cm across, I’d bet on a bobcat.

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