i was hunting in new lothrop to day and i came across a new track. it looked like a huge cat track. it was 2.5 to 3 inches across. is there many bobcats around my area? is this a bobcat?hope this pic works.
OK, this is what I read in a magazine,,,,If you take the space between the outside toes and draw lines thru them so that they cross, if it crosses in front of the pad it's canine, if it crosses in the pad it's feline. I can't tell from the picture
I doubt it is a bobcat in New Lothrup. I live next door to you in Montrose, but you just never know. There are a few badger around though. I trapped one on the last day of the season last year, which was the night of that big snow storm last March.
thanks for the input. this is at my grandpas old farm. my dad said years ago they used to hear the cats screaming tward night and see lots of tracks from them. so i guess it is possible that there may be one or two still around. do they live in tree holes or underground tho?
I don't think that the picture you posted was one made from a bobcat. Although it is possible for a cat to be in this area. I know of a few cats that were caught in the Kawkalin area not to long ago (released btw). The track looks more like badger to me. If you look at the toes they are almost in a straight line across the top. The claw marks can easily disappear in the snow that we have on the ground now. A truer indication would be the gate of the animal, but since we only have the one track to go by that would be my guess.
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