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11/08/2019 03:25PM
Picture is from early November in Ohio. Any ideas on what would leave this "trail"?
 
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Grandma L
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11/08/2019 03:29PM
Probably not the paper boy
 
Savage Voyageur
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11/08/2019 03:34PM
Animals take the easiest path between two areas. Looks like deer trails I’ve seen on a plowed field. I would think it would be a deer game trail. Are there two patches of woods where these lead?
 
11/08/2019 03:41PM
I vote for deer. My daughter's property has deer trails worn into her grassy fields.
 
Bearpath9
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11/08/2019 05:21PM
Deer would be my guess, too. Did you look for droppings or tracks ?
 
11/08/2019 05:28PM
Deer. We have deer in our back yard, and they have specific places that they walk and entrances to the brushland adjoining.
 
LindenTree
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11/08/2019 05:47PM
O-deer.
 
gqualls
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11/08/2019 05:53PM
Anaconda
 
Stimpy
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11/08/2019 07:01PM
Our barn cats leave similar trails to their hunting grounds.
 
Captn Tony
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11/09/2019 07:38AM
I think it's the trail of the giant slug (giantus slugitus). Thought to be extinct but recently mysterious trails such this have been popping up. This evidence suggests the species is alive and thriving.
 
11/09/2019 08:59AM
gqualls: "Anaconda"

haha that was going to be my joke!!!
 
mjmkjun
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11/09/2019 03:08PM
This is Ohio we are talking about! It's the paper boy who has had yet another of dad's beers before delivery route.
 
LindenTree
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11/09/2019 07:56PM
mjmkjun: "This is Ohio we are talking about! It's the paper boy who has had yet another of dad's beers before delivery route. "
Too Funny :-)
 
11/09/2019 11:20PM
That evident of a deer trail would have tracks in it....and probably be a little wider. I vote coon or barn cats.
 
11/10/2019 06:43AM
Maybe coon... my first thought too would be deer. And like savage warrior I’d want to know what is on each end. Woods/ salt block = deer... whereas your house/ neighbors house might = lots of sugar borrowed. Any tracks? Sometimes a “game Trail” can have multiple users. Is your yard tore up from skunks? Are you missing chickens... coyotes (or neighbors dog) (or my dog... although she doesn’t even go to the neighbors let alone Ohio).
Or you know and trying to trick us...
 
GopherAdventure
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11/10/2019 11:46AM
It’s one of those creatures from Tremors! You better call up Kevin Bacon and Reba McIntyre and tell her to bring her elephant gun.

Tony
 
11/10/2019 12:33PM
Coyotes
 
KarlBAndersen1
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11/10/2019 05:17PM
Ground hog. All of the other animals mentioned almost always travel with more than one animal. They don't follow in each other's footsteps, especially across a wide open place like that.
 
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11/10/2019 07:57PM
kid on a bicycle
 
old_salt
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11/10/2019 09:57PM
Sasquatch.
 
11/10/2019 10:04PM
KarlBAndersen1: "Ground hog. All of the other animals mentioned almost always travel with more than one animal. They don't follow in each other's footsteps, especially across a wide open place like that. "



My sisters neighbor feeds deer. They make a trail like that every year... deer often have trails like that through the woods. I’ve seen it both ways.
 
11/11/2019 01:03PM
there are numerous ground hogs in that field. there are deer as well. Those are the only two animals I have seen. ground hogs>>deer. just didn't know that they would make a track like that.

don't get me started on the paper boy.
 
11/11/2019 01:07PM
Here is the same field from a different angle. Different year.

 
riverrunner
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11/11/2019 05:45PM
Put a game cam up you well find out shortly.
 
mjmkjun
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11/12/2019 04:20AM
drnatus: "Here is the same field from a different angle. Different year.


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LOL. I guess the jokes on us.......unless that is a pasture ornament.
 
11/12/2019 07:32AM
mjmkjun: "drnatus: "Here is the same field from a different angle. Different year.



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LOL. I guess the jokes on us.......unless that is a pasture ornament. "


no, I really didn't know if deer or ground hogs caused the furrow. I guessed it was a possibility but it was a legit question.

The picture of the deer was from 3 years ago. The furrow was a couple weeks ago.

Thanks for all of the responses. I love to learn and this has been a great site for that. If I had to bet if it was deer or ground hogs, would vote for ground hogs just because of numbers.
 
mjmkjun
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11/12/2019 08:03AM
a fun thread!
 
Pinetree
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11/12/2019 08:19PM
Might be raccoon
 
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