I’ve been away for a while with work, so I’m late catching up with my correspondence. Sheila, Rick and Mrs B – thank you for your comments and apologies for being so slow in replying. I always enjoy hearing about other people’s experiences, so please keep them coming.
Somewhat accidentally, I now have an international perspective to the blog. Steve has been kind enough to send pictures from the New York/New Jersey border. He found the tracks after sighting a fox near his house.
The problem is, they don’t look like fox tracks to me, at least not the familiar British fox tracks. Fox tracks are small and neat and diamond-shaped. These are hand-shaped.
I’m not an expert on North American wildlife, but the closest match I can find in the guidebooks is Raccoon tracks. Does this make sense? Do you get Raccoons in northern New Jersey? Do they walk around people’s houses?
This is just my best guess. If anyone has any other ideas, please do let me know.