These drawings of Missouri mammal tracks are scaled to the size of average adults. Use them to identify the tracks you find on your land or in the wild.
The solid lines represent those parts of a track which usually are evident. Dotted lines indicate parts which don't show under normal conditions. They are truly animal autographs.
- Weight: 8 to 14 pounds
- Foot hair may show in pad marks.
- Bear-like imprint
- Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
- Similar to summer coyote pups.
- Weight: 20 to 35 pounds
- Tracks scarcely ever well defined.
- Heart-shaped, toes pointed
- Toes spread and dew claws may show when bounding on mud or snow.
- 10 to 15 feet between bounds.
- Toes blunt
- Look for cuttings and scat at water's edge.
- Like small bare hands.
Gray squirrel tracks are similar to fox squirrel tracks, but smaller.
- As in mink, only four to five toes show, but about one-half the size of mink.
- Like cat but with toenails.
- Toenails and pads usually make combined print.
- Only four to five toes show.