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#34889 - 04/23/11 02:40 PM Mystery tracks
glamson Offline
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Loc: Donner Summit, CA
Saw these tracks while skiing out in the back country. I didn't know what they were but an expert friend of mine identified them for me. Anyone know or care to hazard a guess what critter made these.




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#34891 - 04/24/11 05:04 AM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: glamson]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
No clue at all, George.

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#34896 - 04/24/11 08:53 PM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: glamson]
Marie Mitchell Photography Offline
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Registered: 07/05/09
Loc: Augusta, GA
No idea! hmmm....
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#34897 - 04/24/11 08:54 PM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: glamson]
Durwood Edwards Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Loc: Nashville Tennessee
Looks like some weasley creature. Wolverine?
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#34900 - 04/24/11 11:43 PM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: Durwood Edwards]
glamson Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Loc: Donner Summit, CA
Originally Posted By: Durwood Edwards
Looks like some weasley creature. Wolverine?


Durwood,

Not a bad guess. If you saw them up close you would see that they are really not big enough to be a full-size wolverine, although a young one might be possible. As it turns out we do have a wolverine in our area which has been a real treat for wild life lovers up here. You can read more about it at

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124533254

I'll wait until tomorrow to reveal the critter that created these tracks just in case anyone else cares to make a guess.

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#34901 - 04/25/11 12:18 AM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: glamson]
Welshfilly Offline
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Registered: 10/03/09
Loc: Wisconsin
I believe it to be beaver tracks.

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#34904 - 04/25/11 01:31 AM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: glamson]
Durwood Edwards Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Loc: Nashville Tennessee
The snaking back and forth could be seen as maybe otter-like also.
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#34906 - 04/25/11 05:24 AM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: Welshfilly]
glamson Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Loc: Donner Summit, CA
Originally Posted By: Welshfilly
I believe it to be beaver tracks.

Polly


Beaver is a good guess but there are no beaver in this area. Beaver tracks are also better defined and not as swishy. I have seen beaver snow track down the hill, but never up on the summit.

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#34907 - 04/25/11 05:25 AM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: Durwood Edwards]
glamson Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Loc: Donner Summit, CA
Originally Posted By: Durwood Edwards
The snaking back and forth could be seen as maybe otter-like also.


Otter is also a good guess, but as with beaver, there just aren't any up this way.

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#34908 - 04/25/11 01:02 PM Re: Mystery tracks [Re: glamson]
Welshfilly Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/03/09
Loc: Wisconsin
2nd guess: Porcupine
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