Wild Animals/Animal tracks.
Hello! I live in the Finger lakes area- upstate New York. I recently went on a hike and came upon a deer carcass, and upon further exploration noticed one set of prints around the carcass. It appears to be that of a Mountain Lion, although seeing as how rate they are up here I wanted a second opinion, picture attached. Thanks!
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.