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Wild boar tracks - Sus scrofa

Observed: 27th December 2009 By: dvh24
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

there is a lot of "ploughing" from the wild pigs next to almost all paths in this forest. I took some pictures from tracks that I found of them.

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Wild boar

These are similar to wild boar tracks I've seen in France.
The key feature is the two 'toes' appear partially fused (though they are not). This indicates the animal was walking; when running or jumping the 'toes' splay apart. The toes of deer and sheep almost always appear to be sperate.

If you look at the tracks they should be almost in a line with the prints pointing outwards at an angle, as though splay-footed.

Graham Banwell

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