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House mouse and skink footprints on tracking tunnel papers.

The profusion of overlapping footprints is typical for mice, due to their habit of scurrying back and forth. Even if entire footprints are hard to distinguish, the size and tiny dots (from the toe pads and bumps on the feet)) points to mice. In contrast, the five-toe skink footprints are more defined and the toe prints taper continuously to a sharp point at the end. Note, too, the tail drag marks in this example. The skink species is not known.

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council