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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Porcupine trail?

Came across this while out in the great white NEPA today. When I saw the rut in the snow from a distance, I knew it wasn't made by a deer. I thought perhaps a bear was out and about. But when I got closer, I saw that it was not made by a bear.

I could not make out the tracks in the first two pictures, although they appeared to be small. I did find some tracks in the last picture which was taken about 3/4 mile away from the first.






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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: Porcupine trail?

I can't waint to find out what made this. I like your idea of a porky but I have not a klue. Cool pics Steve.

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Re: Porcupine trail?

I didn't follow the trail in the first two pictures, but I did follow the one in the bottom. Lead to a tree on the edge of a hemlock swamp and because the tracks showed whatever it was went up the tree, leads me to believe it was a porcupine or maybe a raccoon?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 09:30 PM
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Re: Porcupine trail?

Fisher?Porky?Martin?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 09:39 PM
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Re: Porcupine trail?

Sure looks like all porky trails I've ever seen out of rock dens and tree hollows. Fishers I've seen in snow bounced all over. No defined trail as such.
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yep definetly a porky trail
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Re: Porcupine trail?

Without a doubt a porcupine trail.

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Re: Porcupine trail?

Pretty cool Steve, thanks for sharing.

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