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Tracks in mud

Observed: 18th September 2013 By: Rumo
Marsh tracks 1
Marsh tracks 2

This track was seen on Frodsham Marsh, a settlement tank for the Manchester Ship Canal. It either went into or came out of the water. There is a definite drag line in the middle with "foot prints" either side but opposite each other and between 2 and 2.5 feet apart. The drag trail was about 4 to 6 inches wide.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which European Otter (Lutra lutra) interacts


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Unlikely to be an otter as

Unlikely to be an otter as the footprints are all opposite each other and over 2 feet apart!

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opposite each other and two feet apart is right for running otter