Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Tracking the Cami de Cavalls: Goat track or natural phenomena?

Finally, in stalking through the dense, spiney undergrowth to get closer to the Thekla Lark I happened across what appeared to be a small print of a cloven hoof. The print, although vague and open to question, was impressed into a patch of bare dry earth between two patches of scrub and appears to show the impression of hoof cleats. There was only one track, although given the difficult condition of the substrate this is not unusual, and if indeed the shape depicted in the photograph is a track and not a simulacra of a track created by natural phenomena the most obvious suggestion would be that it was made by a feral goat.

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