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Old 02-26-2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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Anyone want to guess what this is?? What's throwing me for a loop is the absence of a tail unless it is tucked under his belly somehow....

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It looks like a plain old raccoon to me.
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I'd say racoon also.You can see a tail right at the very end before he disappears below.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:00 AM   #4
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It looks like a plain old raccoon to me.
That's what I thought but not much of a tail for a coon... Mighty fat coon for this time of year also as supposedly raccoons lose 50% of their body weight over the winter months. This one must have found a good food source on the island!

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I'd say racoon also.You can see a tail right at the very end before he disappears below.
OK, I do see something at the end as you said, just not very obvious...
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Looks like a badger to me. Flat head, short tail and they are nocturnal.
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Great game! Tail stripes at 0:20--I'm going with racoon
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I'm a little skeptical of it being a Raccoon, Any pic's of the prints?
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Zoomed in and Clipped some sections of the video that show the mystery animal.
It looks like something from the cat family.
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Could be a woodchuck as it moves like one. However woodchucks do in fact hibernate and this is about the time they would be coming out of their dens... He's pretty fat though for a post hibernation chuck!!
Hopefully I will get more shots of him soon!!

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Looks like a smallish fat bobcat or a hefty bob tailed house cat. Doesn’t seem to move like a coon...no greens for a woodchuck to eat now...no badgers in NH that I know of.
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First glance I thought maybe a bobcat. However legs look too short and walks too clumsy for a bobcat I think


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It does seam to move like a ground hog, but the tale, though small, looks a little different. I think best guess so far.
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Chupacabra.

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Sure looks like a porcupine in the larger photos. 🌲
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If it’s a porky I think it’s lost it’s quills.
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That would explain the walk, good call.
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Dan I heard the boat show in Miami was worth the trip - I just got a late start after a long winter's nap.... cheers!
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Looks like a smallish fat bobcat or a hefty bob tailed house cat. Doesn’t seem to move like a coon...no greens for a woodchuck to eat now...no badgers in NH that I know of.
We had badgers that burrowed in the banking along the canal of the hydro-electric station where I worked in northern NH.
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Raccoon for sure.
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We had badgers that burrowed in the banking along the canal of the hydro-electric station where I worked in northern NH.
Really? Have to look that up!
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It is a porcupine 100%
I dunno...it has a walking gait unlike a slow porky in my opinion...rear legs too long as well.
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could have been either a racoon or a porky but I would lean toward a racoon based on: speed of walk (porkies tend to walk slower than that), how it walked, I'm pretty sure I see ears, the missing tail seems more obvious toward the end of the shot. Also I would expect a racoon to be more likely to be exploring the waters edge than a porky. Cases could be made for either though. Also just looked up "porcupine tracks in snow" and porkies seem to drag their feet and bellies in the snow so again...leaning toward racoon.
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Here's another visitor that came by last night...

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This is definitely a fox!

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Here's another visitor that came by last night...

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This is definitely a fox!

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Lol I think he went out on your breakwater and pooped on a rock like foxes love to do.
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Lol I think he went out on your breakwater and pooped on a rock like foxes love to do.
Lol! Your probably right! There was actually two of them. My other camera captured them playing in the yard together.

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Lol! Your probably right! There was actually two of them. My other camera captured them playing in the yard together.

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We have a pair of greys that are in the yard daily usually before we’re out and about but the tracks are ever present...
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Also have the grey fox’s sinister, big brother too...
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The unidentifiable critter in my first post and one of his/her brother or sister came around for another visit last night. It was a definitely a coon!

Tis had it correct right off the bat!

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Thank you! The way it walked was the biggest reason I thought it was a coon.
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Cool! Glad you got it nailed...that lack of tail had me going...
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Finally, the mysterious visitor has been unmasked. ✌🏼
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Well we can be sure that is not big foot.
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It's been all fun & games until someone saw the "Grays" in there yard? Better call MUFON I hear they are very dangerous.
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Ok,I'm going to hack on to this thread with my "what is it" pic from last night.
Perfect walker so not a dog or a house cat. Leaving fox (likely), bobcat or coyote. Prints don't look wide enough for bobcat.
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Neat little fox tracks! Got ‘em all over my place!
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It's been all fun & games until someone saw the "Grays" in there yard? Better call MUFON I hear they are very dangerous.
And MUFON is???
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Neat little fox tracks! Got ‘em all over my place!
My guess would be a Fox too!

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Ok,I'm going to hack on to this thread with my "what is it" pic from last night.
After studying the image for some time I've come to the conclusion that it is small tracks in the snow.
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LOL, Rusty. I think you are right.
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LOL, Rusty. I think you are right.
Thanks tis, sometimes I amaze myself with my visual skills.
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Definitely not a raccoon the way the back legs move and are shaped. Moves more like a badger or porcupine in my humble opinion.


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Perfect walker so not a dog or a house cat. Leaving fox (likely), bobcat or coyote. Prints don't look wide enough for bobcat.
They seemed too small for those. I would guess they were about an inch.
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They seemed too small for those. I would guess they were about an inch.
Red fox print: about 2.5" long and 2" wide. Stride about 14". Anyway Rusty nailed it.
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Red fox print: about 2.5" long and 2" wide. Stride about 14". Anyway Rusty nailed it.
Its the only one I thought it might be based on what I've seen on my property in the past though I've not seen a red fox in many moons.
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