Well he was about 3 miles from nowere in the middle of my lease. There were lots of other dog tracks around there. I see them packing up together I'm shootin first and asking questions later. That's scary.:hair:
The photo shows the actual paw of a 60 lb mixed breed dog next to a wolf print. The dog’s paw is just over 3″ long. The wolf print is obviously nearly twice the size.
The wolf was walking along a road made of decomposed granite (”grit”) that’s common in parts of central Idaho — and grit gives an accurate depiction of paw size. I did not consider the wolf track exceptionally large.
This photo might help folks identify wolf tracks from a dog or coyote. If you see a track and it’s about the size of your hand, it likely might be wolf. Obviously wolf pup prints are smaller and a few domestic dog breeds do have very large feet.