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Old 02-18-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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Any idea what made these tracks/prints in the snow?

I am guessing they are either from an opossum or a racoon. I am not good at this. Are you?
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:13 PM   #2
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I'd say opossum see: Animal Tracks - Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Photo #2 shows it's opposable thumb quite clearly.

Warmer weather brought one forth for a jaunt here as well just yesterday...
I'll see if I can capture a shot of it for you for comparison.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:32 PM   #3
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Oh shoot. Arrived home no less than an hour ago (When I noticed it's tracks) and it's already almost obliterated by an a brewing snowstorm. Too bad I unpacked previous to going online and discovering your inquiry. Mine even showed it's tail dragging in it's prints but not anymore.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:47 PM   #4
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I was leaning toward possum. Thanks.

Seeing the tail dragging marks would be cool--but cold for the poor opossum.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:16 AM   #5
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We're now sealed in with a quarter inch sheet of ice over EVERYTHING>
Good thing I still have my ice cleats I used to use ice fishing. Without those you can not take one step! It's THAT bad. Guaranteed I will NOT be driving anyplace anytime soon. I'm-we're good, Ive got what we need rat-packed away....the staples and then-some.
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