Tracks being found IP: 188.8.131.52 Posted on February 17, 2013 at 04:44:03 AM by weather01089
This evening a trip was made to the area of some sightings in Huntington and spots near the Westhampton line. Cat tracks were found at both sites. The ones nearest Westhampton were too old to get a good view of, but were about 4 inches across, and tailing deer tracks. The deer tracks were about the same age, looks like early week or so before the last light snow. Another site was checked, and tracks were found also parallelling deer. Those tracks were fresher. They came down an embankment and across a dirt road. The stunning thing is that the cat leaped over the snowbank with one leap, and landed next to the road, leaving a good print in the harder granular snow at the edge of the road. The leap was over a high snowbank, with no signs it touched the top of the bank!! The tracks have been forwarded to sone of the experts. They are 3.5 to 4 inches across. No claws. Note this is a good time to spot these since bear are mostly hibernating. If you live near where cougars have been sighted, be on the lookout for these!! Look on the net and become familiar with what they look like. Bobcat tracks (which we found some of), are usually no bigger than 1.5 inches across. If you find a print, get an object next to it that shows the size. A ruler is nice, but whatever you have. There have been multiple sightings in the areas where these were found, dating back to the 1920's.