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    hey guys I was walking thru the woods today and came across these tracks and was wondering what yall thought? The tracks look smaller in the picture but I could ball my fist up and it would fit within the track. I figured it was something light bc my dog was sinking up to his belly in the snow


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    river otter
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    river otter
    I may be showing my ignorance here, but I thought that otter tracks would include a line where they are dragging their tail.

    I know that I've run across otter trails where they were sliding on their bellies, but I can't recall what they look like while walking.

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    WOW Boys does it take a woman too tell you that these are rabbit tracks?
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    It is a wabbit! It is a wabbit! A biiiigigggg wabbit!
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    Actually it is a hare. But Fudd does not know what hare is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntress View Post
    WOW Boys does it take a woman too tell you that these are rabbit tracks?

    those look nothing like any rabbit tracks I've ever seen
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    Rabbit tracks.
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    looks like a set of snowshoe hare tracks, hind-foot averages 5.5 inches in length.

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    Depends on where in Alaska you are located it is either Kushtaka, Nat'ina or the Urayuli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    those look nothing like any rabbit tracks I've ever seen

    You need to get out a little more then!


    I also stand corrected they are snowshoe hare tracks sorry for all the confusion when I used the slang term rabbit.
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    Baby Sasquatch!

    jk looks like a wabbit to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntress View Post
    You need to get out a little more then!


    I also stand corrected they are snowshoe hare tracks sorry for all the confusion when I used the slang term rabbit.
    This is what I think of when I think of hare tracks:




    I suppose I've never actually looked at the individual tracks but I suppose they could look like that
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    Well there's no mistaking the hind foot of the hare, but here is a little better example, of both front and rear feet.
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    The tracks you posted look like a running hare. The ones in the post were of one hopping as if feeding along. No indentation in the snow so not sitting. The link below is probably a better picture for you. Remember that pictures of tracks, like hares, are going to vary from the time of the year. In the winter the hair is longer on the feet for insulation and floatation. In the summer when the hare can make contact with the dirt and rocks, the hair will be shorter. Toe nail growth will also be longer in the winter as the hares do not have much to ware them down. Same thing happens to a dog. No dirt, no place to wear the toe nails down, they get longer. When reading track you also need to know what the animal was doing. Running, browsing, resting, flight... the tracks will all appear different.

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    It could be a new strain of hare, possibly a cross between a Hare and a 3 toed sloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber Smith View Post
    Depends on where in Alaska you are located it is either Kushtaka, Nat'ina or the Urayuli.
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    No doubt about it, it is a hare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber Smith View Post
    Depends on where in Alaska you are located it is either Kushtaka, Nat'ina or the Urayuli.
    Timber Smith, you must be familiar with the mythology and folklore of Native Alaska, in my area we call them the Urayuli. Ever hear the story of the "Thirster"?

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