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Big Canine Track - ~30 miles outside Silver Lake, in Unit 77

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by nrc, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. nrc

    nrc Oregon Member

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    30-06 cartridge shown for scale.

    I suppose could be a _big_ dog, but looked wolfish to us.


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  2. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    It looks like it could be mountain lion as well. thats a big track though.
     
  3. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    The age of the track is an issue. There are no score marks from claws so it leans towards a feline, yet the shape of the heel pad says canine. Maybe you found the love child of the mythical 'dogs and cats living together' adage?
     
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  4. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp oregon Active Member

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    big cat track
     
  5. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    looks like wolf to me too after sum research found this pic... give you an idea of how it should look clear and fresh

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    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    if u compare your two picture u will see your pic that the pads and the back paw prints corner to eachother. in the worlf print it sits slightly in front. i believe u have a cougar print.
     
  7. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I looked up this photo of mine thinking it would help but it's not nearly as crisp as I'd remembered. Will share anyway. Taken near Hawthorne, NV in 2008.
     
  8. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    mountain lions have a distinct 3 lobe rear pad and claws are not visible. the track at the top of the page is a canine.you can see where the claws were and the pads are narrow.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Clearly a GPS
     
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    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Heard a news story just last week where a collared wolf is now in Douglas County and was tracked making it's way there from the Northeast part of the state via Lake County. Seems these things like to move around.
     
  11. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a cougar dropped it :)
     
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