Critters Photography


Some photos of animal paw prints, found on a recent outing to the Chain or Rocks Bridge, in St. Louis.

The sliding print is most likely a beaver, but I’m not sure what the other prints are. I would expect them to be beaver front paw prints, but the heelpad is more distinct than is normal for beavery. They aren’t dog–wrong heelpad–nor are they bear–wrong location and too many toes. They could be woodchuck, except that they’re quite large.

Since the mud is right along the Mississippi river, I’m assuming that all the prints are beaver, front and back paws.

Quite a lot of beaver, it would seem.

And I have no idea what caused the track of this odd creature. Something spooky and dangerous, I’m sure.

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