Stoneybloke's picture

Footprint in mud

Observed: 26th April 2013 By: StoneyblokeStoneybloke’s reputation in Mammals

Some footprints in soft mud on the bank of a small stream near Ardales, Andalusia, Spain.
The print is only about 5cm long.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Otter (Lutra lutra) interacts


ktmartin's picture

Don't think it's an otter...

If it were an otter, I'd expect the toes to be 'fatter' and the webbing between the toes more visible. Do you get muskrats in that part of Spain? My money would be on a muskrat or a big rat.

the naturalist man's picture


There are no muskrat in that area, in fact it would have to be an otter as the only other animal would be a rat and, at 5cm, it is far too big to be a rat - at least not one I would ever want to meet!

Graham Banwell

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