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Footprint in snow8

Observed: 22nd December 2009 By: miked
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Description:

Possibly squirrel. I had missed this one as on first glance it looked like the rabbit/hare but now the tracks look different with the distinctive feet.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) interacts

Comments

Exobasidium's picture

Footprints

The footprints certainly resemble those made by squirrels. Sometimes the set resembles those of a rabbit/hare but much smaller and sometimes the set is in revers as in the right set. It depends on the speed of movement. When the right set was formed the animal had paused.

the naturalist man's picture

Squirrel

They certainly have the cluster pattern of squirrel and if you blow them up on photoshop you can see long finger marks. The card is roughly 8cm long so the span between prints is around 30cm, about right for squirrel.

Graham Banwell

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