Unidentified footprints on beach

Unidentified footprints on beach

Observation - Unidentified footprints on beach - UK and Ireland. Description: Encountered on a remote beach on the Isle of Man. Don't think it's a small dog (edit, I looked in some books and think it is a dog). As a botanist I need some help!

Encountered on a remote beach on the Isle of Man. Don't think it's a small dog (edit, I looked in some books and think it is a dog). As a botanist I need some help!