Sunday, 4 December 2016
Not a line in the sand
Okay, Lion are similar, but of-course a lot bigger.
Guide books and teaching aids will show you a line drawing, or photo of a footprint indent in sandy soil, but I find it easier to start with the original; so I've used pictures that I have taken with sedated leopards.
Whenever I have had to catch and release a leopard for research or to relocate, I keep pictures of the foot shape. They often help in identifying the individuals spoor later.
As you can see above the general shape of a leopards spoor is as described, but thereafter each has subtle differences which help identify a particular cat. And thats when tracking steps up a gear.
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