Many people want to know what squirrel footprints look like, but they are not sure what they should look like. These little creatures have four toes on the front and hind feet. Their feet have sharp claws that register the tracks in mud and snow. They look like little dots, like handprints, and are difficult to identify in deep snow. Here are a few tips on how to identify the footprints of different types of squirrels.
The paw prints of many animals are never perfectly straight or orderly, and so you can’t be certain of the animal. In reality, paw marks don’t look that neat and orderly. And besides, squirrels don’t aim to create beautiful paw prints; they’re trying to get from point A to point B. So before you assume that the tracks of a cryptid aren’t really those of a squirrel, you need to learn a little bit about these animal tracks and their origin.
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When it comes to identifying the animal’s footprints, one of the easiest ways to identify them is to look at the size of the footprints. These prints can be easily mistaken for those of a rabbit or squirrel. This is because a rabbit’s footprint is similar in size to a squirrel’s. However, if you can find a large enough print, you can be pretty confident that it is a squirrel.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.