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Thanks for the newt suggestion. I had not considered that. Can any amphibian expert confirm it?
Surprised that there's no trail from the tail. Newts walk, in grass, as they swim; with a wiggle.
I am still intrigued and unsure. I googled for images of newt tracks, and the photos that came up were these same ones, my own! Lifted by Google from iSpot. So that didn`t prove anything. Thanks for your help.
I am surpised that the amphibian experts haven't come back with any pics.
Looks like newt tracks ok, maybe Masked Marvel (iSpot amphibian expert) will confirm. I had a look at newt feet in this ob. of mine here, front seems to be 4 toes and back 5?
Its newty looking alright, I thought rat at first but more newty I think:
Just had another look, I think I am seeing nail marks at the ends of the toes. If they are nail marks then this is probably a rodent?
Sorry i went straight to the other post of these pictures and missed this entire thread!
I don't think it is a newt as personally i would expect tail drag mark to be present, i would have thought the prints would also be much less defined than they are here, and though scale is difficult i think they should be closer together...
As Cathal suggests, nail marks appear to be present, the defined print suggests a small mammal (at least to me!) and the arrangement of toes (again for me) suggest Rat though the small fifth does appear to be lacking or at least hasn't left a mark in the sediment..
Of course i have no evidence to back any of this up!
but not enough detail to get an actual identification
Lat/Lng: 53.417, -3
OS grid ref: SJ336915
Tracks were in the muddy bank of the Quoile river