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A few days ago , on my daily walk along a gravel track through some very flat farmland, I came across some strange marks on the ground. Sorry, I had no camera with me. But they were dark 'blotches' in the gravel, about 2 inches across and about a foot apart. At first I thought a truck or tractor had gone down the trail and dripped oil as the tracks were in an absolutely straight line. However, the tracks began to wander from side to side, indicating that it could not be dripping from an oil pan on a vehicle, These must be animal tracks, but these 'blotches' were deposits of some kind, and I had been following them for 50-60 yards. If an animal had wet or muddy feet, this should have worn off within half this distance, but it continued for about at least 100 yds, before veering off to the grass verge bordering a drainage ditch.
As I said, these were dark patches on the gravel with no detail visible. The only track I can see in a straight line are some kind of foxes, but how could it extend for so far? Any ideas?


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Go back and get some photos or casts or something. There are still remnant populations, of animals, though extirpated in many corners of our Country. Such as porcupines in NC and Tn. And animals i don't know what they are such as several years ago a reddsih coated animal long tail cleaning up a roadkill, as I approached it ran to these of the road and up a tree onto a limb over the road. no cell phones back then and didn't carry a camera. Gray wolves spotted by many people including some in the Historical Society. Saw two my self circa 1978. Bobcats with extra long legs? Whisteling jacks..Black Panthers?
In 72 years a lot of them far back in the woods saw quite a few strange and some unsettling things.

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I didn't have a camera with me and when I went back the next day the \prints were gone, so I knew then for sure it wasn't oil from a leaky oil pan. There were no prints to take a cast of, they were just wet patches on the gravel, there was no depression when I first saw them. . I'm just puzzled how anything could have left what looked like wet tracks for so long. We have just about everything on this island except Moose and Grizzlies, except desert animals, even though we have cactus here and there!

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A fox?

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Is it possible a Deer or other animal had been shot and was bleeding?


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Before becoming handicapped, I used to enjoy hiking wilderness areas. I always carried a l revolver on my person, never knowing what strange beasts I may encounter, including 2 legged types. I,m sure there are creatures out there who haven’t been catalogued yet.


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down home wrote:

A fox?

Yes, a fox track was the closest in orientation, no details in the track itself as it was on gravel, but I'm having trouble with a fox with wet feet being able to leave a solid line of wet tracks for at least 100 yards, without dipping its feet again!

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Aliens.....
Soles were melting from contact with foreign gravel substance

They then returned after you left and 'erased' their evidence


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