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Badger and Unidentified Print

Observed: 16th September 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in MammalsSimon Walker’s reputation in Mammals
Badger print, Fowlmere, 2013-09-16 001a
unidentified print, Fowlmere, 2013-09-16 001
Description:

The badger print is pretty clear, but there seems to be a smaller print above it. Hedgehog maybe?

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the naturalist man's picture

Badger

I agree the very angular print could be nothing other than badger, however, I'm struggling to see the other print. Could you post a blow up of the hedgehog(?) print please?

Graham Banwell

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Simon Walker's picture

There You Go, Graham

I've cropped it so it looks bigger.

Simon

the naturalist man's picture

Print

I'm sorry, there's just not enough detail to be sure what made the print. However, assuming it is a print - not clear in the photo but I'm sure was clearer in reality - I would say it is too large to be hedgehog. However, prints in mud are often larger than normal because of the spread. That said compare it to the badger, it's more the size of a mink or small fox.

Graham Banwell

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Simon Walker's picture

That Makes Sense

Thanks Graham.
A year or so ago I set up a trail camera in the area, and I got both badger and mink on it. (I reported the mink to the RSPB manager).

Simon