Who Done It?


This track was found in soft mud at Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park. This track is about 6 inches long.

Photo by Dennis Deck

What is this bird? [ View Answer ]


A 6 inch track indicates that this bird is quite large. Note the toe arrangement. The trailing toe (toe 1) does not show and toes 2, 3, and 4 join at one spot. Thus we can eliminate Great Blue Heron. That leaves Sandhill Crane.

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