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    Aardvark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    I have just seen a large monitor lizard. Is this not prints of a big monitor?
    You would see the tail

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    Not a cat, not a baboon, looks like a honey badger or iron pig but then you will see the drag marks of the pegs. Dont know otters foot prints. Spoors appears always bigger in soft ground
    Last edited by JLK; 2023/11/25 at 08:57 PM.
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    My guess is porcupine.


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    Aardvark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan_Mylrea View Post
    My guess is porcupine.

    Certainly is close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwest View Post
    Aardvark...
    Not even close.

    Baboon you would have seen die 'thumb' print of the hind foot, and in front you dont see claw marks.

    My guess is also a porcupine. Here you can see the peg drag marks : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:P...ks_in_sand.jpg
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Utah/commen..._babylon_arch/

    Honey badger looks similar but is a bit smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    Not even close.

    Baboon you would have seen die 'thumb' print of the hind foot, and in front you dont see claw marks.

    My guess is also a porcupine. Here you can see the peg drag marks : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:P...ks_in_sand.jpg
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Utah/commen..._babylon_arch/

    Honey badger looks similar but is a bit smaller.
    Hi Johan. There seemed to be a long indendation as though it was crouching would that possibly be the tail in mud?

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    It's settled....I just googled Cape Clawless otter and one of the pics that came up was our mystery spoor!!

    Just added the screen shot for a laugh, and also a known otter print for comparison.
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    I go for the otter, Cape Clawless. Tracks can be distorted and enlarged in mud or soft sand.
    Some of the "id's" were amazing. Always check if the animal occurs in the area. Yellow Baboons only get down to about Quelimane in Moz.
    The suggestion of a leopard is not fare-fetched but the track is too elongated. Never underrate where a leopard can pop up. Once when I was the collection manager at Pretoria Zoo I got a call that there was a leopard trapped in the lift of a block of flats in Gezina. Fortunately the vet was not busy so offered to take a look. Came back with an unconscious darted leopard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    Hi Johan. There seemed to be a long indendation as though it was crouching would that possibly be the tail in mud?
    With a porcupine you would see only spine marks next to the foot print. And you'll see the claw marks as in your picture.

    Clawless otters seem to leave a tail mark https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-sp...-26768427.html ? But it has no claws?
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    Porcupine. Identified as such by a friend of mine who is a trained game ranger with quite a few years of field experience.

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    Baby T-Rex maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Joubs View Post
    Porcupine. Identified as such by a friend of mine who is a trained game ranger with quite a few years of field experience.
    After reading this write up on porcupine spoor i'm not so sure the mystery is solved yet. I do know more about porcupine so thanks for that!

    https://a-z-animals.com/blog/porcupi...-mud-and-more/

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    Ok guys. Iím at a braai with mate of mine who works in the bush and has a watsapp group of a a secret society of bush folk (a ridiculous amount of people on this group after he showed me!). They have said that that is the spoor of a dog. Those rear two indents are the dew claw and then the hock. Possibly from a relatively short dog.
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    So do you know yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    So do you know yet?
    Morning Morne.

    I have not seen the print since I returned. I am opening up a 2 hectare section above the land where we last saw the prints. I scour this new pice of ground on a daily basis but no prints.

    If I see them I will set up a camera in the adjacent bush. Just need to see some prints

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    Morning Morne.

    I have not seen the print since I returned. I am opening up a 2 hectare section above the land where we last saw the prints. I scour this new pice of ground on a daily basis but no prints.

    If I see them I will set up a camera in the adjacent bush. Just need to see some prints
    My guys said they saw a huge aard vark in the area over the weekend. Could it be that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    My guys said they saw a huge aard vark in the area over the weekend. Could it be that.
    Aardvark is 3 toes, prominent claws
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.8i rocks View Post
    Aardvark is 3 toes, prominent claws
    Very prominent

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