Re: [Animal Tracks] snapping turtle?
- Yes this was in the same area and since I had yesterday off work I
thought I'd walk over to the park. Saw a coyote on the way;-) I think
the actual name of the creek is Little Slaughter Creek but calling it
mud creek is a little less menacing. It hasn't rain lately but I
imagine there is another week of water left.
I was going to take photos of my plaster casts today anyway so I went
overboard. I added five of my favorite including the turtle. It is the
same one I photographed so you can reference it. Turtles ARE neat.
This one with those big claws and the tail drag reminded me of
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kim Cabrera" <tracker@...> wrote:
> Awesome. Turtle tracks are so cool. I love watching them walk! And
> salamanders too. I love the fluid way they move. Post some pics of
> too. I'd be interested in seeing them. Were these also found in Mud
> That's one of those 'tracker's dream' places to go hunt for tracks!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "fwstrain" <fwstrain@...>
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> Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 5:04 PM
> Subject: [Animal Tracks] snapping turtle?
> > Well I found some rather large turtle tracks today. I think they are
> > snapping turtle tracks because of the size and large tail drag. The
> > trail width is right at 12." The hind foot is 3'' long and 2 inches
> > wide. There are photos in the "FWS pics" folder. The one of just the
> > tracks. The front foot is 1 1/4'' to 1 1/2''' deep and the hind n inch
> > deep.
> > Right now I'm thinking "Why didn't I make a plaster cast?" So I my
> > have to go back over there and do that before it gets dark;-)
> > Enjoy,
> > Fielder
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