Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tracks

We've had a few sunny days since last week's rains. Thus, there are many animal tracks in the mud at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Hillsboro, Oregon. Those are coyote dog tracks above (as correctly noted by Mike Patterson). Dogs are not allowed on the preserve, but, hey, they can't read, right? Coyotes have smaller foot pads than the photo above.

A deer passed this way (above).

The hand-like print of a raccoon is above.

A bunch of sparrow tracks around a puddle in the marsh (above) most likely belong to Song Sparrow.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know what the rules are regarding dogs at Jackson Bottoms, but the canid track photos you've posted appear to be broader than they are long, with well rounded toe pads. This would be more consistent with Canis (lupus) familiaris rather than Canis latrans.

    But I'm willing to be talked out of it...

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