Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

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Ron Smith
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Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

Unread post by Ron Smith » Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:20 pm

Hi all,

This morning, I went out to the Brisbane Ranges NP which is SW of Melbourne to setup a trail cam, I've been wanting to do this for quite a few months. (lerderderg Gorge State Park is next on the next because encounter in 2019)

There have been sightings/encounter reported in the Brisbane Ranges NP, Although, I believe its been quite a few years since those encounters.

While I was scoping the area for a place to mount the cam, I found what appears to be a left footprint, here's a photo below, IF it is a footprint, it seems to be that of the left foot. I was wearing size 9 Blundstone boots, Judging by the size of the print, I'd say it might no smaller than a size 11 in our sizes, However, it is a very very broad print (if indeed it is a print).

The size of the print is as wide as an A4 sheet and about 25mm longer than an A4 sheet, The depth of this print is about 25-30mm deep....It is only 1 print that found and judging by the debri inside the print depression, its been there for quite a while. Anyways, take a look at the photo and let me know what your thoughts are.

cheers Ron.
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Re: Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

Unread post by Dion » Sat Jul 23, 2022 10:22 am

Gday Ron

There is an impression but I dont think its a footprint.

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Re: Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

Unread post by Ron Smith » Sat Jul 23, 2022 11:45 am

"There is an impression but I dont think its a footprint."

Hi Dion,
I'm happy to run with its probably a freak erosion pattern, However, I thought it was worthwhile posting to get input from others.

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Re: Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

Unread post by Brettski » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:06 am

Hi ron,

Yes, I see what you mean,it looks like a wide but relatively short foot print.The shape of the toe area looks ok but,was there any more prints at all?
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Re: Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

Unread post by Ron Smith » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:11 pm

No, That was the only Brettski, ALthough I didn't have that much of a look around, Planning on making more trips to see what I can see.

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Re: Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

Unread post by yowiedan » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:45 pm

I'm with Dion here. I come across alot of these types of depressions. Alot of them I find are from lyrebirds digging around. Erosion on a smaller scale can do this as well.
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Re: Brisbane Ranges NP possible footprint

Unread post by Brettski » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:52 pm

Makes sense yowiedan.
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