The dogs and I went walking the other day and I found some interesting tracks. The first photo is of Luca’s footprints. As a Samoyed he has a big foot for running in the snow! You can clearly see his nails (which need to be clipped!) – that’s what distinguishes a dog track from a cat track.
Next I saw a Mule Deer track. We have a resident herd of deer in the city so their tracks are everywhere. Notice the 2 indentations behind the hoof – these are the impressions from the dewclaws which usually only show up when the ground is soft.
I also saw this peculiar track. The print was formed right in what used to be the top of a large ant pile. The print isn’t very distinct because the surface was so soft. The animal that left this print was loping with long strides and could easily outrun a dog or coyote.