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Quiz #8 - Question

  

Habitat: On a frozen lake, amidst a mixture of farms & woodlands, way out in the boonies of extreme northern Vermont.
Time of year: Early March.

  

Photos F1 & F2 show the overall trail in 4 inches of fresh, powdery snow on the frozen lake. Direction of travel is towards the camera.

Photo F1

  

Photo F2

  

Photo F3 is zoomed in to show the stride & trail width. Stride was exactly 19 inches almost every single step; on 1 occasion the stride was as small as 17 inches. Trail width was 6 inches. Note this animal has perfect direct register.

Photo F3

  

Photos F4-F6 are close-ups of typical footprints. Footprints ranged 2-3 inches wide by 2-2 inches long.

  

Photo F4

  

Photo F5

  

Photo F6

  

To make things extra challenging, this area is known to have ALL of the following: dog, cat, red fox, gray fox, coyote, bobcat, cougar and lynx.

  

Quiz #8 - Answer

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