May 25, 2024

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Raccoon Tracks

One of the easiest tracks to recognize in the field are those of a Raccoon.  The front foot pictured to the left resembles your own hand with five fingers. The claws will usually show in the track but often times they don’t register. A front track of a raccoon measures approximately 2 to 2 1/2 inches long. The toes are usually splayed or spread apart in the print.

The rear or hind track measures 3 to 4 inches long and resembles a foot but a very flat foot at that. The hind foot also has five toes and the claws usually register in the track. There are very few tracks that can be confused with those of a raccoon.  We’ll save those for a rainy day.  

Happy tracking !