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Clean slate after rains

Kindliing

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Pretty interesting I reckon when things are washed clean by the rain ,knowing what is around because everything is fresh .
Some of it’s a mystery , I have not got the answers .
one was a pretty big pig , I first thought there was loose cattle .
Another dog .
 
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Pretty interesting I reckon when things are washed clean by the rain ,knowing what is around because everything is fresh .
Some of it’s a mystery , I have not got the answers .
one was a pretty big pig , I first thought there was loose cattle .
Another dog .
Thank Kindliing,
All these are guesses...

Top one is reptile? Goanna
Second is dog (or thylacine)

Third, not sure of size ?rat

Fourth pig

Fifth: quite a lot of weight has been put on the rock at the top left fracturing it and there is a claw mark at the front of the track. Initially I thought it was a cloven print, but on closer inspection it isn't. I'm going for kangaroo despite no second toe print on either side
 

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Your right I think it could be a good idea to place something for comparing the scale of size with the one you said rat , those prints are small ,
about the width and length of a human fingernail or there abouts.
Notice the articulated nail / fingers .could even be a bandicoot or similar , there’s heaps to choose from .(also interesting palm )

I thought the first was probably a Goanna/monitor too .

the forth yes a big pig .

The fifth a dog I think actually , (sorry scale again )
where the broken clump is , would be where the big pad is not visible because the rocks stopped it making an imprint .

In the second post , middle photo is a kangaroo / wallaby /wallaroo .lots of different ones up here .
If you look closely can see the side toe ,
Interesting how when they’re moving fast , the depth of the toes depressions .

I have been told only the tree kangaroos hind legs move independently , so where in some of the other pics I see a tail and then feet marks spaced ahead of each other that makes me wonder ,
A goanna could do that although they have claws and not long feet marks .

don’t think there is tree kangaroos around this particular area however .
some of those busy spots of interest I imagine they stopped to have a scratch or rest or feed etc ,
Trail camera would be good around the creeks and tracks after the rain .(would be good for thylacines )

here is the best small book for identifying things able to be carried up here I’ve found .if anyone is up this way and wanted to know.

if you did happen to spot something it’s handy .

it’s back in print now , it was out of print until recently I’d only borrowed it from the library .

called wildlife of tropical North Queensland .
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