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Badger Tracks?

Observed: 7th January 2012 By: stoneage
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

Open farmland, fields growing winter grass, mature hedges and a small amount of tree cover. All with winter foliage.

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Prints

The top right is definitely a dog, note the triangular hind pad. The one top left is probably a dog, though it is not so clear. The bottom one is too indistinct to be sure, it has the rather square appearance of a badger but I think that is due to the soft soil.

Look for a print with a slightly curved oval back pad - view some other badger prints on iSpot to be sure what you are looking for. It may well be that dogs are being walked along the field margin but badgers are also using it.

Graham Banwell

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