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I found this unusually large track in NW MO while mushroom hunting...bigger than anything I have ever seen in the woods. That is a good sized deer track right next to it for something to compare it with. Could this be a mountain lion track?
 

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Oh man... looks like it could be a mounain loin track to me!


BUT WAIT... there aren't any of those in MO, right? lol :whip:
 

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Holy shnikes!:eek: If I was in the woods shrooming without my :sniper: I think that track could make me :fart: my britches.
Here are some pics from the net. You b da judge:D





 

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something funky is happening with the site either that or I've developed a stutter!:neuspeuter:
 

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Looks to be a big dog track to me. You'll notice on the pics Shortmag posted claws on a lion are not extended.

Jack
 

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fido !

Fireman and shortmag we heard you the first time !!! :roll2:
 

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Right about the nails thing. A cats claws are withdrawn while walking and extended while attacking. A dogs claws are always in the same position. The cat track has a rounded track and a dog has the toes towards the front of the pad.
 

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Big 'ol St. Bernard...
 

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Originally posted by hilldoh
I found this unusually large track in NW MO while mushroom hunting...bigger than anything I have ever seen in the woods. That is a good sized deer track right next to it for something to compare it with. Could this be a mountain lion track?
No. Cat's have retractable claws. Their tracks do not show claw marks. That's most likely a big dog.
 

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Cujo!:peepwall:
 

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I agree that it is probably a big dog track, however that is because of the shape of the pad. A few years back my cousin and I found some huge tracks similar to that size, except for the shape of the pads, which were more round. MDC looked at the pics I took with a measuring tape and said it was a dog, but the location had alot of loose dirt/sand and the claw marks were there. I believe it was a big kitty because you could tell it was in hot pursuit of a deer and when a cat is running like that and the ground is loose it will extend its claws to gain traction. Did I mention that MDC kept my pics???
 

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I can't imagine them keeping the pics. wow - that's so unlike them;)
 

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