We saw these tracks on Saturday making our way up to the Kananaskis Lookout
The large one is approx. 3” to 3-1/2” across
No visible claws with in the print?!
Was thinking cat family
The pattern has me stumped
Any idea what they are?
Definitely snowshoe hare –
The fifth impression is likely the tail apparently
I cannot see the tracks too well, but they do not look like a hare to me, unless it has five legs. Mind you, size on a photo can also be deceiving. I’d have liked to have an idea about possible weight and how deeply the tracks are impressed into the snow; that is, how firm is the snow surface?
Lynx maybe? Wolverine? Fisher?
Heck, I’ll go back to five-legged hare.
Yes, snowshoe hare tracks – great photo.
Yes, hare tracks, and remarkably well preserved. Don’t often see the toes so distinctly visible.
I’m not even close to being an expert, but some googling leads me to think that these are from a snowshoe hare. Initially, I thought maybe a marten, but hares leave tell tale little prints tight behind big prints. The snow looks fluffy enough that their small nails didn’t leave impressions.