Early one morning after a light snowfall, I found these tracks along a paved road near my home. Your challenge is three-parted:
1. What species left these tracks?
2. Describe the trail pattern shown in the first photo (i.e., gallop, bound, lope, trot, direct register, walk, etc.)
3. In the second photo, which print is the front track, if either?
The third and fourth photo show measurements of one of the tracks.
Leave your guess in the comments below. And be sure to check out the answer to last week’s natural mystery quiz on the Quiz Answers page.