Trail of Dog in Sand Revealing Paws
Trail Pattern of Dog

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Trail Pattern
Pattern of tracks. Collectively, individual footprints form a trail pattern.
A trail pattern, in some instances, may indicate the gait used by the organism that left footprints. Different species have different gaits, and so leave different trail patterns.
Different behaviors are evidenced by trail patterns. For example, the purposeful and linear trail patterns of cats and foxes may be contrasted with less linear meandering of some dogs.