Footprints - Mammals
Very faint, with five toes on the front feet (mice and voles have four.)
This is a wood (field) mouse: the house mouse is only about half this size!
Rather like a mouse print, but broader – they also have shorter tails which may not show in soft mud or snow.
Like mouse trails but much larger. Often found in dust in warehouses.
Five toes on each foot but often looks like four because the thumb is faint. Front foot much broader than the hind foot.
The track is almost circular with four toes showing and no claw marks because they are retracted when walking.
Pointed foot with springy patches of hair rather than pads, so usually not very clear. Trails often double back then disappear! But how?
Squirrels move by hopping, so the prints appear in groups with the front prints behind the back ones! Trails nearly always start and end at a tree.
Similar to the dog but usually narrower with longer claw marks.
Like the fox above, but can be any size, and the pads are bigger.
F = Front footprint
H = Hind footprint
All prints shown are actual size.