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    Default Can anybody help identify this print.

    I have a farm on the Necha River probably 2km from the coast on the PE side of east london. I have been getting these strange foot prints on the farm. I at first glance thought it was a big dog but when you look at it closely there is a back mark . What ever it is it is big. I have a lot of bush buck etc on the farm. So could be hunting them. Here are a couple of/ different prints.
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    Otter maybe?
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    Honey Badger or porcupine, rear paw has the back pad

    Are there claw marks?
    Are they all the same size or some smaller without the back part of the print?
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    Looks like porcupine or aardvark to me?
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    Water mongoose? That one long toe. The cats have very rounded prints. Antbear has very long nails on the front paw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Water mongoose? That one long toe. The cats have very rounded prints. Antbear has very long nails on the front paw.
    Ok I will go back tomorrow to check out all the above points.

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    As someone interested in tracking, No clue?

    The indent at the back is throwing me off and it seems heavy. 3/4 toes, no nails so not dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khakibush View Post
    Ok I will go back tomorrow to check out all the above points.
    Please photograph them again with a tape measure or matchbox for scale. Meaningless otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Please photograph them again with a tape measure or matchbox for scale. Meaningless otherwise.
    Ok went back and took pictures with measurements.
    Certainly on nearer examination seems to be claw marks.
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    Almost sure that is an otters tracks, Maybe Cape Clawless?
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    I googled crocodile

    Looks very similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
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    Almost sure that is an otters tracks, Maybe Cape Clawless?
    Yip, Im sticking with otter tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Yip, Im sticking with otter tracks.

    "The Cape Clawless Otter has 5 toes on the fore- and hind-feet. Those on the hind-feet are webbed for half their length, while webbing on the fore-feet is barely perceptible. In soft mud the 5 toes, the intermediate pads and the proximal pads show clearly in the spoor. In firm mud only an indication of the proximal pads may show."
    But the size though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieJimny View Post
    But the size though?

    Check post #9
    Good point. That is very big
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    Those tracks shout brown hyena, but the back pad has me stumped.
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    But for the size, I would have reckoned porcupine. Only thing that sort of makes sense to me... Perhaps there is a gargantuan iron-pig roaming around there ?
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    That is big. You need to borrow a trail camera.
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    Water monitor
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    Water monitor
    Don't think so. Too big, and you'd see the tail mark too.
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