Monday, January 26, 2009

Competition - identify the animal tracks

In my latest bracelet - "animal tracks", the tracks of 9 different mammals were used and impressed into the silver. Now your job is to identify which animals the tracks belong to. I know it's quite difficult, so I will tell you the animals used (apart from one) and you then just have to put them in the correct order and try and figure out the missing one.

So the animals are:

badger
fox
mountain lion
opossum
otter
porcupine
raccoon
skunk

plus one more mystery animal for you to guess. (PRINTS NOT TO SCALE)

Start listing from the first footprints after the clasp (on the left in the photo above). Please put your guesses in the comments section. You can enter as many times as you like. Go on - give it a try. This first person with all the correct footprints identified wins - or else I'll keep it going for a week and the person with the most correct identifications will win.

And the prize - I'll make you a key ring or bookmark with the footprint of your choice (as long as I can find one to replicate!). The piece could also be a pendant.... Your choice. With your guess, please name the animal or bird footprint you would like to win and why. And if you don't like leaving comments you can email me your guess instead!

Let's get tracking!

(PS the book shown in some of the previous photos isn't where I got the tracks from - so while it may help, you still have to be a detective!).

6 comments:

Easterya said...

I really thought there was a bear print... Maybe that's the missing one but somehow I doubt it... :)

Chui King said...

Just wanted to say what a lovely idea Ruth! And so pretty too. You know how I love a competition, so I'm going to track down the tracks...

Bear with me now... (hee hee!) Here goes - from left to right

badger
porcupine
otter
opossum
skunk
***
fox
mountain lion
raccoon

how about adding an ox hoof for luck - as the date that the competition ran was in fact the first day of Chinese New Year - the year of the Ox!

Ruth said...

Hi Chui - one of our previous winners! Good to see you back. Are you wearing gauntlets are you type???? Glad you entered. All I can say for now is that it isn't 100% correct......but you are pretty good!!! I like the ox idea too! Should have thought of that. I saw an elephant footprint and that looks so sweet so maybe I could do the ox with the elephant and a giraffe and....

Lisa said...

O.k. this was fun! Here's my guesses:

otter
badger
rabbit
opossum
porcupine
skunk
fox
mountain lion
raccoon

It was tough, but I hope I'm correct :)

Thanks for the contest!!

Karen said...

Fun! Ok, here are my guesses:

badger
?bear?
otter
opossum
porcupine
skunk
fox
mountain lion
raccoon

It was tricky because some of them look really similar depending on which picture you look at. It was worth a shot, though!

Ruth said...

Thanks for entering! The winner is announced 02/03/09!