Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ANSWER

The top picture is of raven tracks. They are all over my workplace.

The second set of prints are from a feral cat. Tim said so. Apparently he sees them (tracks, not cats) all over the facility - he says you can tell they are from a cat because a cat is careful to step its back foot into the same footprint left by its front foot, so you will see a series of two footprints lined out, one in front of the other, not four side by side like a dog or other larger animal makes.

We do occasionally see feral cats on site. A couple of times kittens have been rescued from the trash tipping floor and taken to a cat rescue facility - it makes me sad though because then I wonder how many more we didn't find and rescue. Please spay and neuter your cats so I don't have to worry about any more kittens out there!

Thus concludes my test of your tracking skills.

2 comments:

Aunt Krissy said...

didnt even think of a cat!
I remember at the cabin when Tim would show us the bear scratching post, the bear prints over our 4 wheeler track!

PAK Art said...

Yeah, I don't like it so much when he shows me BIG bear tracks. I like to see the moose tracks better, they aren't as scary.