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#6552814 - 11/21/16 10:44 AM What made this drag mark under feeder?
Bobc Offline
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1st post, joined this am. I thought this would be a good group to get ideas on this image. Our lease is between Seadrift and Port O'Connor, and I found this peculiar drag mark under feeder yesterday am. I had been at same feeder the night before and there were no drag marks then. There we no tracks in drag mark, which was about 10 inches wide. I assume a predator nailed a small pig and dragged it from under the loose sand under feeder. We have coyotes and bobcats on lease and a reliable report of a cougar on property in the past 6 mos. Interestingly, there was no blood. So many tracks under feeder that I could not see a definitive track on either side of the drag marks. Bob

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#6552820 - 11/21/16 10:46 AM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
Bobc Offline
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Hmm, photo not showing

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#6552917 - 11/21/16 11:51 AM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
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Can't open pic. But even without seeing it I'll bet it was a snake.
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#6552918 - 11/21/16 11:52 AM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: therancher]
TooLow Offline
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Can't open pic. But even without seeing it I'll bet it was a snake.


X2

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#6552925 - 11/21/16 11:59 AM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Well, it looks like it is a really big snake!

Looking closely at the photo, there appears to be foot prints properly spaced and then dragged over. It looks a lot like somebody dragged a carcass over the footprints to cover the footprints.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26912434@N07/30337011664/in/dateposted-public/

I could not get it to display either, but if you highlight the link here, right click, and select OPEN LINK, you will see it.

Do you have an image of a started or stopping point of the drag?


Edited by Double Naught Spy (11/21/16 12:19 PM)
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#6552945 - 11/21/16 12:11 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
ThreePeppers Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
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Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
Take out the first http://


Drag Photo

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#6552948 - 11/21/16 12:12 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
Bobc Offline
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[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/26912434@N07/30339071524/in/dateposted-public/[/img]


Here's another shot. Any human footprints are mine. There were only critter footprints before I came on scene. Was only person there on a very private lease.


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#6552949 - 11/21/16 12:12 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
ThreePeppers Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
Second pic...

2nd Pic

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#6552952 - 11/21/16 12:13 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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indigo?
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#6552970 - 11/21/16 12:26 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Doesn't really look like a snake to me. Too straight and even. Maybe a big turtle or a predator kill. No blood would make me think turtle. Got some big gators in that area but it shouldn't be that straight from a gator either.
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#6552981 - 11/21/16 12:33 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
Navasot Offline
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You got a waterway near you? creek, river, canal, etc
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#6552991 - 11/21/16 12:35 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
Navasot Offline
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I see marks very similar to that here often... dats a gater
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#6552993 - 11/21/16 12:37 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
Navasot Offline
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The smaller drag mark inside is the tip of the tail scratching the inside of mid tail drag mark
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#6553013 - 11/21/16 12:45 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Bobc Offline
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Registered: 11/21/16
Posts: 18
Big indigo! Tracks at least 10 inches wide. My guess is bobcat walking backwards dragging small pig.

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#6553016 - 11/21/16 12:47 PM Re: What made this drag mark under feeder? [Re: Bobc]
Bobc Offline
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Registered: 11/21/16
Posts: 18
Interesting. This spot is about 4 miles inland from intercoastal. There is a pond about 100 yards away. We'll look for a gator.

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