A week ago we took photos and video of golden jackal in Naliboki Forest in the localities of Kukhnja and Hala Balota. See the footprint of that jackal below.
Today I have seen well golden jackal in the Krasnaje locality that is neighbouring one to Hala Balota at the distance about 3-5 km from the spots, where we filmed the species a week ago.Below there are the footprints of the jackal. The track trail was wavy. The footprints were 5-5.5 cm wide and 6-6.5 cm long, i.e. those were slightly bigger than of the red fox ones. Generally the jackal’s tracks looked like tracks of a domestic dog of medium size or ones of wolf pups in June-July.
By investigating the tracks of the jackals (perhaps the same individual) on soft mud and road sand (two quite opposite substratum), I became convinced that it is impossible to distinguish golden jackal tracks from ones of a medium sized domestic dog or ones of wolf pups in June-July.