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Track 2

Observed: 26th March 2011 By: J Wightman
Track 2
Track 2 1
Description:

Are these badger or porcupine (or something else)?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

the naturalist man's picture

Badger

An interesting one. Badger and porcupine prints are very similar, even in size. However, two things identify this as badger:

1) the large 'hind' pad is clearly one solid pad as in badger, in porcupine it consists of three oval pads which appear to overlap in prints.

2) the large 'hind' pad is not a hind pad in porcupines, as it clearly is here, there are smaller pads behind which I would expect to show in such deep prints.

Therefore, I would suggest badger.

Graham Banwell

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