Saturday, March 24, 2012

What animal made these tracks?

Do you know? If not, make a guess; let your imagination soar!

I'd never seen anything like these before. We found them halfway down the beach on Boundary Bay, at low tide. There were maybe a dozen separate trails, following the valleys between ripples in the sand.

Either the end or the start of one trail. Central groove, paired footprints or claw prints on either side.

In looser sand, the footprints were less defined, the central groove deeper.

The groove is almost non-existent here.

Here's a hint. The shell at the end of this trail is about 1/2 an inch long. It appears to be empty.

What do you think?

(I do know, because I found one track-maker. I'll post the answer tomorrow.)

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1 comment:

Kirk said...

Maybe a hermit crab, (or two or three)