Tracking Mysteries

1. Who made this track?

Mystery Track

Mystery Track

2. Look carefully at this track:

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Here is another clue (the track is on the right-hand side of this photo, beside the 4-runner trail):

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Any guesses?

3.  This past weekend, I found a mystery track and trail.

I was tracking in a wild space with lots of dogwood.  It can get pretty marshy in this area.

I found a set of tracks with four toes (or claws?) registering in the snow.  The tracks looked like this:

Right Foot

Right Foot

 

Here is my hand to give you a reference for size.  It was a pretty big track!

Mystery Track

Mystery Track

The trail pattern moved from a walking gait to a bounding pattern:

Walking Gait

Walking Gait

Walking gait into a bounding pattern.

Walking gait into a bounding pattern.

Any guesses?

Check the Mystery Track Answers for a photo caught on the Trail Cam.

4. Who made this track?  How was is made?

Snowshoe Hare Tracks, Luther Marsh, 2013

 5. How many animal tracks can you identify in this photo?

Animal Tracks (Luther Marsh, 2013)

Animal Tracks (Luther Marsh, 2013)

6. Which animal left this track on the Highway 60 corridor in Algonquin Park?

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Hint: Direction of travel is to the right.

7. Who made this track?  What is this animal’s direction of travel (heading to the left or to the right)?  The trail width is approximately 7 – 11 cm or 3 – 4 inches.

Deep Snow Track (Algonquin Park, February 2015)

Deep Snow Track (Algonquin Park, February 2015)

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