2, 4, and 5
Finally, a number of mammals have feet with 5 toes, and this is where identification begins to get difficult. A little knowledge of common local mammal species is always helpful when trying to determine a possible match to an unknown track. Often times the location/habitat of the tracks and where they came from/lead to are helpful clues to who may have left them behind. Also, small details to pay attention to or look for might include:
- the length of the toes
- the overall shape of the foot
#4. A common animal, but a very tricky track for most people to recognize. We often overlook the details of animals common to our neighborhoods and parks. Do you know who hopped through the snow?
-Adam Zorn, Naturalist