The other day when I did a little hike, I came across a little patch of icy old snow. In the snow were some animal tracks. There were deer tracks of course, but also some other tracks that at first I assumed were wolf tracks. I am no expert at tracks, so when I got home I looked at the photo I took and got out a reference book that showed tracks. Now I think that the other tracks were that of a cougar.
According to the diagrams in the book, wolf tracks are more narrow and the toes are close together, while cougar tracks are broader with the toes spread apart. There have been some cougar sightings in the neighborhood.
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