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ID footprints! Solved: badger and boar!

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« on: March 08, 2011, 21:08 PM »
Today I came across these footprints in Sierra Tejeda, alt. ca 1000 m. I think that the first one could be a wild boar, but the other one?? It was ca 5 cm wide.

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 23:36 PM »
The first certainly looks like Wild Boar to me.  The second I would guess is a dog, but note that word 'guess'!

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 16:29 PM »
Hmmm, I think that the print is too wide to be a dog, and the claws are fairly long. Badger?

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 16:32 PM »
Today I came across these footprints in Sierra Tejeda, alt. ca 1000 m. I think that the first one could be a wild boar, but the other one?? It was ca 5 cm wide.

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Petrea

Reported by a friend (Juan M. Requena) that works proffesionally with wild mammals, he says to me that these are tracks of Sus scrofa (Wild boar) and Meles meles (Badger).

Hope it can help   :)

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 16:33 PM »
Hmmm, I think that the print is too wide to be a dog, and the claws are fairly long. Badger?

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Petrea

Sorry for CROSSED POSTING , Petrea   ...    :-X
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 16:59 PM »
Sorry for CROSSED POSTING , Petrea   ...    :-X
No problem, Jesús, it is always a good thing to get view of the profs!!!

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