"Wolf Track Identification Form" - Oregon

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Wolf Tracks
Wolf Tracks
Wolf Tracks
Other tracks that may be
tification:
Track Identification:
Track
confused for wolves
dent
• claws evident
Identification:
• general oval shape
val shape
claws evident
Cougar Tracks
Length
n
Length
• track is longer than wide
Length
nger than wide
Other tracks that may
general oval shape
n
• 4 toes, symmetrical
mmetrical
track is longer
generally no claws evident
n
2 lobes on front of main
n
• single lobe on the front of the
n
be confused for wolves
than wide
Other tracks that may
overall shape is round
e on the front of the
foot pad
n
main foot pad
4 toes, symmetrical
toes asymmetrical
n
3 lobes on back of main
n
pad
n
single lobe on the
foot pad
n
be confused for wolves
front of the main
Width
Front (without claws)
foot pad
Width
Width
• length: 3.8 - 4.6”
Cougar Track:
NOTE:
ut claws)
• width: 3.3 - 4.3”
generally no claws evident
Wolf Front (without claws)
Measurement with
8 - 4.6”
NOTE:
claws adds about
3 - 4.3”
length: 3.8-4.6”
width: 3.3-4.3”
overall shape is round
Measurement with
n
n
Cougar Front
0.5” to length
Hind (without claws)
claws adds about
Wolf Hind (without claws)
toes asymmetrical
length: 3-4”
Cougar Track:
• length: 3.4 - 4.2”
n
0.5” to length
length: 3.4-4.2”
width: 2.8-3.8”
t claws)
• width: 2.8 - 3.8”
width: 3-4”
n
n
2 lobes on front of main foot pad
generally no claws evident
n
4 - 4.2”
round
3 lobes on back of main foot pad
n
overall shape is round
Measuring Tracks:
8 - 3.8”
Measuring Tracks:
• measure the outline (inches)
measure the actual
toes asymmetrical
n
Measuring Tracks:
• report length by width
outline (inches)
• measure the outline (inches)
2 lobes on front of main foot pad
report length by width
• do not include claws
n
do not include claws
• report length by width
3 lobes on back of main foot pad
• measure several tracks
n
Domestic Dog
Domestic Dog (not pictured):
(not pictured):
measure several tracks
Cougar Front
n
• do not include claws
• note the substrate
similar to coyote and wolf
• length: 3 - 4”
similar to coyote and wolf
• measure several tracks
vary greatly in size, but even
n
• width: 3 - 4”
NOTE:
vary greatly in size, but even large breeds often
NOTE:
n
• note the substrate
Take into account the
large breeds often have smaller
• round
Take into account the substrate. Soft
have smaller tracks than wolves
substrate. Soft mud or
tracks than wolves
mud, or melted snow may make the
travel path meanders around; route is not direct,
n
melted snow may make
foot size appear larger than it really is.
Domestic Dog (not pictured):
energy efficient, or purposeful
NOTE:
travel path meanders around;
Cougar Front
the foot size appear larger
Attempt to record the actual outline by
human tracks usually nearby
Take into account the substrate. Soft
similar to coyote and wolf
n
route is not direct, energy efficient,
than it really is. Attempt
• length: 3 - 4”
Measuring the bottom of the track.
Actual
mud, or melted snow may make the
Actual
to record the actual
vary greatly in size, but even
or purposeful
• width: 3 - 4”
Outline
foot size appear larger than it really is.
Outline
outline by measuring the
human tracks usually nearby
large breeds often have smaller
• round
Attempt to record the actual outline by
Coyote Track
bottom of the track.
Variable Outline
Variable Outline
Measuring the bottom of the track.
tracks than wolves
ctual
NOTE:
similar in proportion to wolf, but much smaller
utline
travel path meanders around;
n
Wolf
claws evident
Measurement
Coyote Track:
n
hind
with claws adds
route is not direct, energy efficient,
le Outline
similar in proportion to wolf, but
foot
about 0.5” to length
or purposeful
much smaller
claws evident
Coyote Front
human tracks usually nearby
Wolf
Wolf and coyote tracks
Coyote Front
(measurement
front
are often found
(measurement without claws)
together.
without claws)
foot
length: 2.2 - 2.8”
length: 2-2.8”
n
• width: 2 - 2.4”
Coyote
Coyote
width: 2-2.4”
n
front
hind
Coyote Track:
• oval
oval
foot
foot
n
similar in proportion to wolf, but
much smaller
Report wolf activity online at
claws evident
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/
Coyote Front
(measurement without claws)
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
length: 2.2 - 2.8”
• width: 2 - 2.4”
Wolf Tracks
Wolf Tracks
Wolf Tracks
Other tracks that may be
tification:
Track Identification:
Track
confused for wolves
dent
• claws evident
Identification:
• general oval shape
val shape
claws evident
Cougar Tracks
Length
n
Length
• track is longer than wide
Length
nger than wide
Other tracks that may
general oval shape
n
• 4 toes, symmetrical
mmetrical
track is longer
generally no claws evident
n
2 lobes on front of main
n
• single lobe on the front of the
n
be confused for wolves
than wide
Other tracks that may
overall shape is round
e on the front of the
foot pad
n
main foot pad
4 toes, symmetrical
toes asymmetrical
n
3 lobes on back of main
n
pad
n
single lobe on the
foot pad
n
be confused for wolves
front of the main
Width
Front (without claws)
foot pad
Width
Width
• length: 3.8 - 4.6”
Cougar Track:
NOTE:
ut claws)
• width: 3.3 - 4.3”
generally no claws evident
Wolf Front (without claws)
Measurement with
8 - 4.6”
NOTE:
claws adds about
3 - 4.3”
length: 3.8-4.6”
width: 3.3-4.3”
overall shape is round
Measurement with
n
n
Cougar Front
0.5” to length
Hind (without claws)
claws adds about
Wolf Hind (without claws)
toes asymmetrical
length: 3-4”
Cougar Track:
• length: 3.4 - 4.2”
n
0.5” to length
length: 3.4-4.2”
width: 2.8-3.8”
t claws)
• width: 2.8 - 3.8”
width: 3-4”
n
n
2 lobes on front of main foot pad
generally no claws evident
n
4 - 4.2”
round
3 lobes on back of main foot pad
n
overall shape is round
Measuring Tracks:
8 - 3.8”
Measuring Tracks:
• measure the outline (inches)
measure the actual
toes asymmetrical
n
Measuring Tracks:
• report length by width
outline (inches)
• measure the outline (inches)
2 lobes on front of main foot pad
report length by width
• do not include claws
n
do not include claws
• report length by width
3 lobes on back of main foot pad
• measure several tracks
n
Domestic Dog
Domestic Dog (not pictured):
(not pictured):
measure several tracks
Cougar Front
n
• do not include claws
• note the substrate
similar to coyote and wolf
• length: 3 - 4”
similar to coyote and wolf
• measure several tracks
vary greatly in size, but even
n
• width: 3 - 4”
NOTE:
vary greatly in size, but even large breeds often
NOTE:
n
• note the substrate
Take into account the
large breeds often have smaller
• round
Take into account the substrate. Soft
have smaller tracks than wolves
substrate. Soft mud or
tracks than wolves
mud, or melted snow may make the
travel path meanders around; route is not direct,
n
melted snow may make
foot size appear larger than it really is.
Domestic Dog (not pictured):
energy efficient, or purposeful
NOTE:
travel path meanders around;
Cougar Front
the foot size appear larger
Attempt to record the actual outline by
human tracks usually nearby
Take into account the substrate. Soft
similar to coyote and wolf
n
route is not direct, energy efficient,
than it really is. Attempt
• length: 3 - 4”
Measuring the bottom of the track.
Actual
mud, or melted snow may make the
Actual
to record the actual
vary greatly in size, but even
or purposeful
• width: 3 - 4”
Outline
foot size appear larger than it really is.
Outline
outline by measuring the
human tracks usually nearby
large breeds often have smaller
• round
Attempt to record the actual outline by
Coyote Track
bottom of the track.
Variable Outline
Variable Outline
Measuring the bottom of the track.
tracks than wolves
ctual
NOTE:
similar in proportion to wolf, but much smaller
utline
travel path meanders around;
n
Wolf
claws evident
Measurement
Coyote Track:
n
hind
with claws adds
route is not direct, energy efficient,
le Outline
similar in proportion to wolf, but
foot
about 0.5” to length
or purposeful
much smaller
claws evident
Coyote Front
human tracks usually nearby
Wolf
Wolf and coyote tracks
Coyote Front
(measurement
front
are often found
(measurement without claws)
together.
without claws)
foot
length: 2.2 - 2.8”
length: 2-2.8”
n
• width: 2 - 2.4”
Coyote
Coyote
width: 2-2.4”
n
front
hind
Coyote Track:
• oval
oval
foot
foot
n
similar in proportion to wolf, but
much smaller
Report wolf activity online at
claws evident
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/
Coyote Front
(measurement without claws)
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
length: 2.2 - 2.8”
• width: 2 - 2.4”