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Please I D these tracks??

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by davidp, Nov 27, 2012.

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    These were taken this past weekend while deer hunting in MS. These are the only photos I have.
     
  2. kparks_hunter

    kparks_hunter New Member

    From the picture i dont see any claw marks so id say a big bobcat or mt. lion. Cant say for sure though
     

  3. TIM DUNCAN

    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    i am onboard with a bobcat from what i see
     
  4. Thanks guys. The width based on hand width would be about 3 3/4 inch.
     
  5. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    At that size, I would say more along the lines of a small Cougar ... either female or juvenile male ... 3¾'' is rather wide for a Bobcat. ;)
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Yeah, that would be a pretty big bobcat! I would say a small lion as well
     
  7. ortegageno

    ortegageno Active Member

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    Maybe another Bintrang. Ha ha
     
  8. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog Stay Classy

    dog
     
  9. Jason R

    Jason R Ph# 325-282-2527

    Leaning toward young lion
     
  10. Light Rail Coyote

    Light Rail Coyote Active Member

    Too round to be dog or any other canid. These look like lion tracks to me. I've been told that an easy way to tell cat tracks from dog tracks is to draw a loop around the print. A cat will almost always be a perfect circle; dog tracks are more elongated, like an oval.
     
  11. Kevin

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    Not really enough clarity to tell. I have seen dog tracks look just as round as lion tracks. I used to hunt Lion with hounds and sometimes my hound tracks look just like lion tracks. The main difference I have seen is the back of the bigger main pad. Canine track will have one smooth arc. The feline track will have a shape like an M.
     

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  12. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Don't see any claw marks for it to be a dog.
     
  13. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog Stay Classy

    That's because you can't see anything. They are horrible pics, the tracks are covered in leaves, esp the most important part of the track...the back. It appears to me however that the one toe you can see (far left) has a nail print in the mud. Add to that the poster is posting from central Mississippi and you have yourselves a big 'ol dog track.
     
  14. NTR

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    Baby el-a-font
     
  15. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Mississippi leg hound.
     
  16. hoytman

    hoytman UTA Member

    Sasquatch.. thats my final answer
     
  17. TWinter

    TWinter Winter taxidermy

    The surroundings do look squatchy!