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    A friend took this pic last winter. Any idea what would make this?
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    Clearly a three-toed sloth.

    In all seriousness, were there similar tracks in a line? Do you have a wider angle that includes other tracks?

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    Was this track in unit 13 by chance? They look familiar, Brian is close
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    I'm going to go with....snow.

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    I'm about 90% on the guess of snowshoe hare. The deeper depression toward the bottom is quite consistent with the "V - heart" shape of the rear legs and tail. I have four plausible explanations for the three shallower dimples more toward the top of the print: A) hare has three front legs. B) hare is very well-endowed, if you know what I mean. C) hare rested his chin on the snow before bouncing on. D) hare stepped in poo with one front paw, said "ew, gross", and moved it over in the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoytguy View Post
    Was this track in unit 13 by chance? They look familiar, Brian is close
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    How big was it? Looks like a melted moose hoof

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    Yeti track maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    Yeti track maybe?
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    Jackalope, probably at least a 4 pt.

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    Looks like a melted out moose track to me as well....

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    Chupacabra, of course.
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    Moose, and other animals walk in their own tracks, and that is definitly a 800 lbs Bull Snowshoe track if I ever saw one.....
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    Default Yeti Track

    Definitely a Yeti track...and another fact...Yeti shouldn't play with fire or he might get burned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    Chupacabra, of course.
    Mike, Normally I would agree with you, but I believe the AK climate is too cold for the desert dwelling chupacabra. The only creature that could make such a track and endure the harsh northern climate is the yeti, or as OldSchool45 pointed out, a large Jackelope.
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    Bigfoots couisin (by marriage) Littlestrangefoot????

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    Mike, Normally I would agree with you, but I believe the AK climate is too cold for the desert dwelling chupacabra. The only creature that could make such a track and endure the harsh northern climate is the yeti, or as OldSchool45 pointed out, a large Jackelope.
    You have never herd of the artic chupacabra.


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    Abominable snowshoe hare. Closer cousin to chupacabra than yeti.
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    Something has dug out a vole push up.
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