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Quiz #23 - Question

 
Photo 23A

Habitat: A mountain range in southern Arizona, near the Mexican border (Photo 23A). (Yes, that’s smoke from a fire – a controlled brush-reduction fire run by the Forest Service.)

Photo 23B

The tracks were found in Oak / Sycamore forest high in the mountains, where it had recently snowed (Photo 23B).

Time of Year: January.

Photo 23C

Hmm, as seen in Photo 23C, there are some pristine tracks in the shallow snow.

 
Photo 23D
Photo 23D is a montage showing the trail. The stride ranges from 12 to 16 inches, and the trail width ranges from 4 to 6 inches. The circular impression around the footprint is approx. 4 inches diameter.

 
Photo 23E

Photos 23E / 23F / 23G / 23H are zoomed in on individual footprints. The length & width of the print are identical for each individual print, with a range from 2 to 3 inches.

Photo 23F
Photo 23G

 

Photo 23H
 
Who is this mysterious mountain-dwelling animal?
 

Quiz #23 - Answer

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