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9/09/2018 9:29 pm  #1


Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

So I just got back from a trip and noticed these prints on my car. At first I thought it could be from my hands, but the left most imprint on the first picture definitely does not look human.

The two pictures are both from the hood of my car, on opposite sides. It's a single print on either side. The positioning of them is almost as if an animal had hugged the front of my car (one single print on either side of the hood).

Anyone have any idea? Is it bear? I spot 4 imprints in the first picture and 3 in the second.

https://s22.postimg.cc/klsxd138x/Screen_Shot_2018-09-09_at_10.25.22_PM.png


https://s22.postimg.cc/sejl501i9/Screen_Shot_2018-09-09_at_10.25.12_PM.png

 

9/09/2018 9:50 pm  #2


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

looks like a t-rex print

 

9/10/2018 5:56 am  #3


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

Classic case of a Wendigo.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo

 

9/10/2018 9:35 am  #4


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

I'm on Team Wendigo on this one. Some lonely Wendigo was wandering around and confused your car for a long-lost friend; tried for a hug before realizing their mistake. 

 

9/10/2018 9:45 am  #5


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

Thank you for all of the serious responses so far.

I’m assuming it doesn’t look anything animal related, hence all the sarcasm

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9/10/2018 11:15 am  #6


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

Water drips from a tree from condensation ?. Im guessing water drops off a tree pooling and then running down a little


A mans gotta do, what a man's gotta do.
 

9/10/2018 11:28 am  #7


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

Was Hardcore wrote:

Water drips from a tree from condensation ?. Im guessing water drops off a tree pooling and then running down a little

Thanks for an actual response

I wasn’t parked near any trees though

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9/10/2018 11:50 am  #8


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

My humorous guess wasn't because I don't think it looks like an animal! Rather, I have no idea what it could be!!!!

I do like the idea of a lonely wendigo looking for a hug. I hope they found a friend. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png

 

9/10/2018 12:05 pm  #9


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

Just a thought ...... On different occasions , I've watched resourceful raccoons and ravens pick at car and truck grills , to make a meal of the butterfly , dragonfly and insects leftovers .....accumulated on bumpers and grills.

The three fingered image .... possibly a racoon ???
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/DSC04707%20Large.jpg
 

 

9/10/2018 2:06 pm  #10


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

That actually makes a lot of sense about the dead bugs/insects on the grill, that’s probably what happened. You might be right about the raccoon also, I still can’t really make it out well enough to match, but a raccoon would make sense.

Either way, it’s a good example of why you shouldn’t leave any food in your car while you trip... a raccoon might not do too much damage, but I definitely wouldn’t want a curious bear clawing around!

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9/13/2018 2:24 pm  #11


Re: Help identifying animal tracks... on a car!

trippythings wrote:

That actually makes a lot of sense about the dead bugs/insects on the grill, that’s probably what happened. You might be right about the raccoon also, I still can’t really make it out well enough to match, but a raccoon would make sense.

Either way, it’s a good example of why you shouldn’t leave any food in your car while you trip... a raccoon might not do too much damage, but I definitely wouldn’t want a curious bear clawing around!

I remember reading a trip report on here quite some time ago where someone did a backpacking trip out of the Highway 60 access for the Western Uplands trail and when they got back there were definitive bear tracks on the hood of his car.. no damage though thankfully.

 

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