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I was out deer hunting this morning and after I had left my blind I came across these tracks that walked right up to my blind. These tracks really caught my attention because of their size. I have not ever seen tracks like this before. They kind of resemble coyote tracks, but the size of the tracks would indicate to me as being a super coyote of some sort.

The picures do not have a size comparison to go off of but the size was around 3 - 3 1/2 inches in width and 3 1/2 - 4 inches in length.

Can anyone identify these tracks?

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Cougar idenitification
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Hi Jeremy,

It appears that you have stumbled upon a large cat.  Judging by the shape and size, it appears to be of Carniovra Felidae descent, a Puma concolr ; aka, a Cougar/Mountain Lion.

The average Cougar/Mountain Lion will leave tracks of 3 to 4 inches with no claw marks.  For reference, I would suggest taking a look at the Puma Field Guide from the Cougar Network, specifically pages 35 and 42-47.

I hope this helps to clear things up!


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