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Old 04-06-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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Found these tracks in the snow this morning...I think I've got it narrowed down to one of two options, but thought I'd run it past you guys.

Along the house...

I think this is the jumping off point...

onto the top of the fence...

Then down the other side (seems more likely to climb up the a/c then over, but I'm pretty sure the prints go up the 6' side then down onto the a/c...

Best shot of a single print (snow was melting quick by then.)


So...any guesses?
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Definitely not a snowman.

Yeti, NO!

Siberian tiger, no way.

Coyote, maybe.

A traffic-stopping damsel's pet dog, big YES!
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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Can be a dame too

Everything's free, fair and square in the art of stopping traffic
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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A raccoon? They seem to enjoy getting at trash!
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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A raccoon, a coyote, and a dog would leave nail marks in front of the tracks. Plus I've never seen a dog that's lithe enough to walk along the top of a fence without falling ass over tin cup. My guess is a cat.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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They were about 2" across...seemed to big for a house cat or raccoon. And I'm pretty sure a plain ol' dog couldn't navigate the fence.

I was thinking coyote or fox, but no nail marks.

Someone suggested a bobcat, but that's a bit unlikely in HR, isn't it?

Oh well, I'm sure it was a cat or raccoon - 80/20 rule.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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They were about 2" across...seemed to big for a house cat or raccoon. And I'm pretty sure a plain ol' dog couldn't navigate the fence.

I was thinking coyote or fox, but no nail marks.

Someone suggested a bobcat, but that's a bit unlikely in HR, isn't it?

Oh well, I'm sure it was a cat or raccoon - 80/20 rule.
Raccoons actually have long toes so the track would look different. Bobcats may be rare in HR but they're pretty common across the US. If the tracks are bigger than a house cat's, it wouldn't surprise me at all if it were a bobcat.

http://www.ontariowildflower.com/ima...acoontrack.jpg
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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They were about 2" across...seemed to big for a house cat or raccoon. And I'm pretty sure a plain ol' dog couldn't navigate the fence.

I was thinking coyote or fox, but no nail marks.

Someone suggested a bobcat, but that's a bit unlikely in HR, isn't it?

Oh well, I'm sure it was a cat or raccoon - 80/20 rule.
Time for a beatles song.

Rocky raccoon!
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Not a raccoon. They have a pretty distinct looking track. Looks like of like a mini hand. My guess is a large house cat or a bobcat.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:06 AM
 
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Baby cougar.
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