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#6929317 - 10/22/17 08:01 PM cougar tracks across my trail.
waderaider1 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/07
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Loc: San Antonio,Tx

walking back to my camper i came across some mountain lion tracks on my tank dam. left camper at 6 to sit in pop up. walked across the dam and no tracks. started raining at 7am. stopped at 8am. headed back to camper at 10:15am came across a whole trail of tracks. 4" long and wide. came in by my camper walked across the dam them back went down thru my food plot and into the woods. Creepy. was a 2 hour window for it to do this. no wonder the deer are scarce this year.

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#6929336 - 10/22/17 08:15 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
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Dog.

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#6929351 - 10/22/17 08:23 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
Claws out tends to be a canine. Cats walk with retracted claws.
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#6929363 - 10/22/17 08:31 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
Taz Offline
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Quick way to tell is 2 lobes on the back=Dog. 3 Lobes on back is cat

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#6929364 - 10/22/17 08:31 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
Claws out tends to be a canine. Cats walk with retracted claws.


This ^^
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#6929375 - 10/22/17 08:33 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
Taz Offline
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Loc: Rockwall
Mountain lion tracks are very easy to tell due to their extremely large feet by comparison

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#6929385 - 10/22/17 08:35 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
Taz Offline
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Registered: 09/17/04
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Loc: Rockwall
look like dog to me

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#6929416 - 10/22/17 08:47 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
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Everyone thinks every track is a dang lion
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#6929426 - 10/22/17 08:50 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 12/24/07
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Loc: Forney TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Everyone thinks every track is a dang lion


EVERYONE has one on their lease and if not, the neighbor saw one last week and he is a professional trapper so he knows one when he sees one
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#6929437 - 10/22/17 08:56 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: Taz]
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Originally Posted By: Taz
Quick way to tell is 2 lobes on the back=Dog. 3 Lobes on back is cat


Good info. Thanks. And a good way to help the guy, 'stead of just tearing him down.
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#6929606 - 10/22/17 11:24 PM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
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#6929628 - 10/23/17 01:33 AM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
waderaider1 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/07
Posts: 189
Loc: San Antonio,Tx
funny

the interwebs shows pictures of mountain lion prints looking exactly the same. what kind of dog makes a 4"X 4" print? most of the diagrams shows dogs with 2 lobes and the lion 3 lobes on the big pad thats what i based my conclusion as photos of lion prints in soft mud showed claws.



Edited by waderaider1 (10/23/17 01:37 AM)

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#6929665 - 10/23/17 06:04 AM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
waderaider1 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/07
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Loc: San Antonio,Tx
ok most likely dog. just none of the neighbors are aware of a dog that could leave such a large print.
old man Krenick looked at em and said large cat. all of our fawn crop are gone. no fawn with any does from this year and i have only seen deer about once a week on various cameras on my property in the last month and my neighbors are seeing the same thing. none of us are taking doe this bow season. we do have large breed of coyote which i believe are a hybrid. 65#+ and sable red but their prints are not that large typically 3.25 by 2.75. I will just have to keep an eye out.

thanks for the help.

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#6929695 - 10/23/17 06:42 AM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
cameron00 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8711
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: waderaider1
ok most likely dog. just none of the neighbors are aware of a dog that could leave such a large print.
old man Krenick looked at em and said large cat. all of our fawn crop are gone. no fawn with any does from this year and i have only seen deer about once a week on various cameras on my property in the last month and my neighbors are seeing the same thing. none of us are taking doe this bow season. we do have large breed of coyote which i believe are a hybrid. 65#+ and sable red but their prints are not that large typically 3.25 by 2.75. I will just have to keep an eye out.

thanks for the help.


I love how "no neighbors are aware of dog" = obvious cougar.

A dog, even if you've never seen one on the property, is still like a zillion times more likely than a friggin' cougar.

"All our fawn crop are gone" also points to dog or dogs as cougars don't stay in one place long.

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#6929704 - 10/23/17 06:50 AM Re: cougar tracks across my trail. [Re: waderaider1]
cameron00 Offline
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Loc: Texas
"Oh man, we found some pretty big tracks out by the tank. Probably a dog, but can't be sure."

"Joe, we haven't seen a dog in a couple of months out here."

"You mean...MY GOD...Siberian Tigers must have swam to Alaska following their prehistoric routes from where the land bridge used to be and continued their path down to Texas. It's the only way."

"No arguing that."

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