Muskrat Tracks and Sign

TRACK NOTES:
FRONT: 1-1/8” to 1-7/16” L by 7/8” to 1-3/8” W, (DM) Long slender toes, long blunt claws, digging. Toe 1 reduced but claw registers. 3 palm pads, 2 proxmal pads, form a box shape. Toes connect to palm. , (DM)
HIND: 1-1/4” to 1-15/16” L by 1-9/16” to 2” W, (DM). Not webbed, Bristly hair around toes. All toes radiate out from half moon shape. Claws as long longer than Front. , (DM)

SIMILAR SPECIES:
Nutria, Mountain Beaver, North American Beaver, Water Vole.

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All photos are taken by Terry Kem unless otherwise noted on image.