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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Track is this?
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:56 pm 
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3dogs can just imagine a big Snouted Cobra going over the road.

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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Track is this?
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I've got almost the same trace near Berg-en-Dale 2 years ago... but me too I don't saw the snake :?
interesting to know which kind :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Track is this?
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It's an ellie who dragged it's trunk for a short while scenting the road surface: You'll see it suddenly starts with no entry onto the road, and no exit. It's also slightly irregular in movement, not completely rhythmic like a snake-track. The 2 tracks are made by the 2 "phalanx" fingers at the tip of it's trunk which it uses to hold small twigs or items. Compare the distance between the 2 tracks relative to the car-tracks it's placed on. There were probably elephant foot-prints next to the existing car-tracks too but these could have been driven over by subsequent vehicles.

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 Post subject: Re: What kind of Track is this?
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Riverrat wrote:
It's an ellie who dragged it's trunk for a short while scenting the road surface: You'll see it suddenly starts with no entry onto the road, and no exit. It's also slightly irregular in movement, not completely rhythmic like a snake-track. The 2 tracks are made by the 2 "phalanx" fingers at the tip of it's trunk which it uses to hold small twigs or items. Compare the distance between the 2 tracks relative to the car-tracks it's placed on. There were probably elephant foot-prints next to the existing car-tracks too but these could have been driven over by subsequent vehicles.



What Riverrat said, seen them meandering down the roads, they drop their trunks for a while then lift them again leaving these marks.

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