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Animal Track Help.............

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Shipper50, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Was a joke, I knew it was inches.
    Definitely a big track. Maybe it is a wolf track. Coyote track here are not that large.
    Just a wolf track is huge (size of a mans hand) & have long legs , to get around in the snow well.
    Could be a few wolves in your area, who knows. They are making a comeback in many areas. Rarely seen here, so would be more rare there.

    There are allot here & just recently a confirmed human killed by wolves here in AK (remote village school teacher).
    Not as many trappers, few ways to hunt them with the new laws. Fish & Game have a tough time managing them due to political pressure
    from the lower 48 states & animal activists. Fort Richardson & Anchorage just had issues with them, so F & G are planning some population management
    in that area.

    I never want to see wolves gone from the wild, but one in my back yard, I'd be concerned & do what I thought needed done.
    Some FYI photos, old moose hunt pic. wolf came in on my kill site, old male, worn teeth (like me now)

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  2. joel95ex

    joel95ex Member

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    Chubacabra----oh wait that is only in TX. not sure about indiana
  3. AVIVIII

    AVIVIII New Member

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    My 100lb Golden's paws are close to 3" wide and a gait of 19-20"

    I have a friend with 2 dogs, Great Dane/Newfie mixes and they are each 165lbs and are 32" tall to the SHOULDER. Their paws completely eclipse my x-large (glove) sized palms.

    St. Bernards, Newfies, Bernese Mt. Dogs, Mastiffs, etc, can all me much larger than that. There is also someone in a near-by town that has wolf-dog hybrids that are absolutely massive.

    It is not unreasonable that is is a large dog, but be aware that you might have some wolves in your area. Call your state's fish and game / DEM or whatever, send them the pics and ask them what they think it might be, also find out the rules of dealing with them if they are wolves. Generally wolves are protected, but you are justified (in most states) in shooting them if they pose a threat to persons or animals.
  4. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    our mastiff leaves huge feetprints
  5. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    not for looks...
    just the size of her paw print in the snow
    for comparison of size
    here is a pic anyway

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