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COUNTY: Sevier County
LOCATION DETAILS: Tracks were heading Southwest.
NEAREST TOWN: Lockesburg
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 371
OBSERVED: I live in rural part of Sevier County, Arkansas. On 2/6/11 I went out to feed my dogs. They are tied out about 150 yards from my house.
As I was feeding the dogs I noticed a large barefoot track measuring about 13.25 inches long and 5.5 inches at the widest part and 4 inches at the instep. I saw only one right footprint as the snow was melting quickly. I found another track west of the house about 300 yards from the first one. It was more melted so the toes were not as clear. Track was also right foot. I called my two grandsons to take the pictures with their camera and cell phones.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes 2 others.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Morning
ENVIRONMENT: Patchy snow
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
I spoke with the witness and his wife by phone.
• The witness found two footprints. One was near his dog pens. He and his grandsons using their ATV searched a large area around the residence until they found the second print.
• The footprints measured 13 1/4 inches long and were 5 1/2 inches wide.
• Also noted was that when he was gone on vacation earlier his son had been taking care of the dogs. The dog food was kept in a large garbage can. The son complained that something had turned over the can and eaten a lot of the food. At that point they moved the food into an enclosed area.
Here are two photos of the best, right footprint, the second one with a reference for measurement:
About BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:
Stan Courtney has a special interest in wildlife audio recording. He has attended numerous BFRO Expeditions. See Stan's blog StanCourtney.com for recordings he has collected over the years.
Stan Courtney can be reached at email@example.com