Foot and Body Movements

Where does a track start, end … and what happens in between?

Deer and tire tracks on wet dirt road

This page is about illustrating concepts like: How far back up the chain of connections does a track begin?  How does a head turn effect the tracks?  What can tracks reveal about how the body was being used?

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Skunk claw drag marks

Concept Illustrated: Movement of a body part … a claw tip

The idea: What was the last little bit of the body that influenced the track?  What does that last little bit have to tell?  One limitation to interpreting the story accurately are the tracker’s preconceptions: for example the movements of each part involved.  So, how do they move?

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