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Badger footprint

Observed: 12th January 2012 By: ch7343
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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I must remember to have a 50p coin with me whenever I go out, so as to be able to measure the size of things like this footprint which I imagined to be a fox or badger (too small for a squirrel or rat according to my FSC guide ... but fear it is a domestic dog). Does anyone know, or is the photograph too indistinct?

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Thanks you for this ... Yes, when I say 'small', I of course mean 'big'. We do have badgers in the wood, I have see their poo areas, but not worked out where they are living ... maybe fields away? I will look out for more prints now, thank you.

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This is a badger print, as mentioned, note the overall square shape of the print. The second photo even shows the fifth claw (only seen in the clearest prints and only in badgers.

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