snowtiger's picture

Foot prints

Observed: 19th January 2013 By: snowtiger
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snowtiger's picture

what made these prints?

these pictures were taken by a friend in hertfordshire. The cat gives some perspective of the size.
Any ideas?

dorsetwatcher's picture


watch out !!!!


scubamann's picture


No idea,
but be SCARED, very scared.

Mydaea's picture

These are groups of four

These are groups of four pads, not individual prints. The lower set in the slushy stuff say cat.

Alurophile's picture


I agree with Mydaea & think you have both the prints & the culprit there.

They look exactly like the pattern a surprised cat might make whilst negotiating snowy steps. Snowprints really need to be photographed before any melting has taken place as they enlarge rapidly & somewhat horrifyingly, as has been noted elsewhere. Also, photograph such prints from directly over them, otherwise much information is lost.

Of course, then you wouldn't have the guilty party in the shot ...

bobthebirder's picture


They look very fresh to me, adding further weight to the cat theory!

Bob Ford

snowtiger's picture


As there is one print following another it suggests a big cat? or am I mistaken?

Mydaea's picture

As I wrote above, what you

As I wrote above, what you interpret as one big print is actually four small ones. It is a perfectly ordinary cat which has been running fast.

the naturalist man's picture


I agree with the above, it's your cat.

Graham Banwell

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