04 September 2009

Mysterious tracks in the C&O Canal

Today I was by the C&O Canal in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. where the canal begins (or ends, depending on which way one is traveling). Here is a view of the canal from M Street.

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Notice the abundant tracks in the mud in the canal.

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I suspect they are turtle tracks. I couldn't get closer to them to take a better look, but this particular track on partially dried mud had what appeared to be feet marks on each side.

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I can't think of any other animal that would have left a track like that. Curiously, even though I walked along the canal for more than an hour towards Georgetown, I didn't see any turtles.

Part 2

1 comment:

swamp4me said...

The bottom photo looks like turtle tracks.