|Fox (left) and dog prints. Note:
1. The difference in shape of the dog pes (left) & manus
2. There is a relatively larger space between the heel and front toes of the fox (white lines)
3. A line (black) can be drawn across a fox print without cutting any toes.
Diameter of coin 26mm
|Fox pes & manus
The shapes are similar but the manus is larger
Foxes have dense hair between their toes, especially in winter. The imprint of this hair can be seen clearly in the manus (lower) print.
|Fox print showing two claws|
Sometimes foxes - and dogs - use a peculiar gait in which the body is at an angle to the direction of travel. Consequently all the pes prints are on the same side of the manus prints.
|Site||River Ouse, York|
|Age of prints||1-2 days|
|Identification||Similar shape of pes & manus, separation of toes, dense hair in centre of foot|