This is a Raccoon print. Obviously the right foot is clearest. My battery died before I could take more pictures of other good examples. Raccoon prints dotted the stream shore here (where I’m typing this) at Howard Community College. I was with a few friends cleaning up the stream near Deer Run when my Environmental Science teacher, one of the women with me, pointed this first set of tracks that we saw. After that, we saw them everywhere. That and deer prints after a bit. Deer prints have what looks like two big toes and you c an sometimes see the clear impression of the hoof, the sharp edges of it. Here, with raccoons, you can see clear impressions of five toes and clearly definied toes on each of them.
This is, for those who don’t know, a deer hoof print. This is fairly thick mud though so you might not see something as clear as this. At a later date, I’ll add a picture of the (dung) or maybe in a separate post so you’ll know what you’re seeing when you see it. I’m going to try and start having posting pictures in posts to use as field guides. Oh, and this was taken along the shore at Pig Tail Recreation Area.