Following Bobcat tracks through the snowy woods is almost as good as watching one in real time. Can you see what I mean by looking at this photo?
We followed some Bobcat tracks along this ledge of rocks.
Here is a photo to illustrate Coyote tracks vs Bobcat tracks. We lifted a Coyote print from elsewhere and placed alongside a Bobcat print. Notice how the Coyote track is oblong and slightly larger.
Also, Coyote tracks show claw marks and wide outer toes.
Here is another photo of a Coyote track.
Here's another comparison shot. This time the oblong, clawed Coyote track is on the right and the more roundish, slightly smaller Bobcat paw print is on the left. Too bad the tracks weren't fresh. The size of the Bobcat tracks was 2 in. by 2 in. while the Coyote tracks measured 2 by 2.5.
We encountered numerous Coyote trails.
Hey, there go the Bobcat tracks out into the woods!
Great exercise, great experience, great views, great education...
Hike along when we follow a Bobcat's tracks.