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 Post subject: Re: mammal foot prints
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:03 pm 
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hi joyce,

Are these the same Foot prints? Because they do not look similar.

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 Post subject: Re: mammal foot prints
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:02 pm 
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For anyone interested in the footprints and other Wildlife info I would suggest purchasing "SIGNS of the WILD" by Clive Walker. Published by STRUIK (Pty) Ltd. ISBN 0 86977 2600 9.

It is a hive of very interesting information, made available by a very knowledgable person who really cares.

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 Post subject: Re: mammal foot prints
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:42 pm 
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@Malealea
I don't know. Our guide told us that the print in the middle is from a lion but if it's not can anyone tell me what animal print it is?

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 Post subject: Re: mammal foot prints
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Judging by the size of the spoor compared to the tyre tracks and the positioning of the toes, I would suggest a Leopard.

The toes of a Lion spoor are positioned more in the front and further of the pugmark, and approximately one third of a circle around and are normally about ten to twelve cm long the Lion spoor also has a slight indentation at the rear of the pug mark which I do not notice in the photograph.

The toes of a Leopard spoor are normally closer to the pug mark and not spread in such a wide circle around the pug mark and are normally six to nine cm long. This spoor seems to have a bit of a protuberance in the pug mark indentation towards the rear which also leads me towards a Leopard.

However tracking from a photograph is not always that simple. :D

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Thanks gmlsmit, for clearing it up :thumbs_up:

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