Who made these tracks ?

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Travelling along a section of the upper Yarra River (in Victoria), we pulled into a small beach for lunch. I sighted these tracks at the water’s edge and was a little mystified as to how they were caused.

I’ve included two shots of the tracks here. I looked at them for a while before I worked it out.

Have a look at these two photos before you scroll down to the botton of the post see the answer:
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Clue: there are no crocs in Victoria and no large turtles or marine mammels so far inland.












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This was a surprise because I’d thought we were fairly remote and had spent the day looking at wombat and platypus burrows and other wildlife signs, so this just seemed a bit out of context
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Yep, just as I thought, large predatory mammal, Humanis Voracianous Ssp Teenagerous
LOL - Yes, but I had thought we were far from their natural range too.

I thought it illustrated a few points:
- sometimes “nature” is not responsible, its an (unexpected) human track
- You should not look at tracks in isolation, you should survey the surroundings for other clues
- Always look up, as well as “around”
 
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