Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 21st, 2012
Here are images of Bill Brock’s Chain of Ponds, Maine, footprints he cast over the weekend before August 16th when he showed them to me – and which he has publicly published on Facebook.
These tracks and the video that Mr. Bill Brock has circulated have been analyzed by a Maine Guide and certified tracker, who notes the following:
I’ve looked at the casts, and there are some that certainly look like moose tracks to me. Especially where it appears as though they tracked this up a hill. Moose will often step back foot into front while going uphill, as do deer. However, I cannot say how the curvature to the track would occur, other than the deepest depression would be in the center, where the front and rear hoof overlap.
I will say, however, that my first thought upon seeing the photo with the human foot for comparison is that it looked like the rear paw of a bear to me.