Back in the winter of 2010, I swear I saw a wolf run in front of my car as I was driving into Waterville Valley. I blogged about it here and subsequently received dozens of emails – even a phone call – from readers eager to share their stories of wolf sightings throughout New Hampshire.
Just last week I received an email from Jenn that included photos of a very large paw print (below). The prints appear to be almost as large as her hand, and Jenn wondered if they could be wolf prints.
I forwarded Jenn’s email to Waterville Valley’s Police Chief, David Noyes, who is also a New Hampshire hunting and fishing guide, and asked what he thought about the prints.
Noyes replied, “Interesting pics. They appear to be very large. It is hard to say [if it’s a wolf]. There are a number of ID charts to help distinguish the two. I have attached a few (below). Looking at the print, the toe pads seem to be very close together which would indicate to me a large domestic dog. I am not an expert, but I would guess that it was a large domestic dog, not taking into consideration the location and/or circumstances.”
What do YOU think?!