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Running Coyote

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by WestWindTax, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Looking at my dogs feet I see that the nails are not exposed to the ground when just standing. My question is if a coyote is running, do the nails expose themselves to the ground for traction or do they still just use the pads?
    Thanks Brian
     
  2. sluggunner

    sluggunner New Member

    You'll never see a yote track that doesn't have nail imprints.
     

  3. bill@hogheaven

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    Depends on the substrate they are on, but you will probably see them on a running animal.
     
  4. Thanks for the info.
    Brian
     
  5. Canine's nails don't retract, so they are always exposed. You may have your dog's nails clipped so they don't hit the ground, but they are always out. Put weight on the paw and the paw flattens, somewhat. I also haven't seen a coyote yet with clipped nails.
     
  6. Doug

    Good point. That helps alot.

    Brian