2ft stride, what has been in our garden backing on to orchards?
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not rabbit - had very clear rabbit trails next to these - long and thin with much thinner tail to the print
I am sure that they are Rabbit prints. Exactly how the prints look depends on how the animal was moving, the depth and consistency of the snow, and the age of the print. You might post a picture of the other prints as a separate observation so that we can compare the two.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
Have you looked at the other two photos?
All three pics show Rabbit. In one there is also what looks like a Cat trail on the RHS.
Definitely our cat on the horseshoe shaped one - to get the scale. Still don't understand how that one is rabbit though??
The Rabbit's four feet always appear in close groups like this if it is hopping or running. If the first, the fore-feet (small and round) are where you would expect - in front. If running fast, the fore-feet actually fall behind the hind feet (long and oval). Yours are consistent with a hopping Rabbit.
You are not the first to be confused by these - many people interpret the group of four feet as a single footprint of something much bigger. If you Google images for 'rabbit footprint' you will see many examples exactly like these.
These are definately rabbit
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