Raccoon Tracks – Identification
Q: The attached photos are of animal tracks I found following the snow. I can’t identify them. Can you help?
A: Let’s do some eliminating first: they’re not dog or cat tracks because those animals have only four toes that touch the ground and I see five distinct toes in your pictures.
It’s not a possum because their feet are so much smaller than the ones in your photos, plus possum back feet have a distinct “thumb”, unlike your tracks.
That leaves one conclusion: raccoon.
In fact, I seem to see some smaller tracks beside the bigger ones. Maybe this was a mama raccon and her kit wandering around looking for something to eat.