Animal Tracks/Paw Prints
for Peace Poles
This page was created when I still was etching designs into metal rather than cutting them through. Not all of the designs below will work with this technique. Ones that I believe will work are bobcat, mountain goat, deer, dog, bison, and caribou. The others will take some work to see what can be done with them.
Alligator, Badger, Beaver, Bison
Caribou, Mountain Goat, Elephant
Penguin, Bear, Deer, Otter
Turkey, Dog, Bobcat
Skunk, Grasshopper, Wild Boar
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Turtle, Opossum, Heron, Kangaroo
These are paw prints more than animal tracks. Animal tracks would be more like the Turtle tracks shown above, giving a sense of things like whether the tail is dragged and the relationship between the front and hind paws in the tracks.
In most cases these paw prints are hind paws. There often is a significant difference between the front paws and hind paws, as with kangaroo paws. The paw print we have chosen for the kangaroo is the right hind paw. The left hind paw is a mirror image of the right.
However, in a few cases a hind and a front paw is displayed, like with the opossum. The long fingers of the opossum were too interesting not to show.