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Can You Guess These Animals Based on Their Footprints?

How many of these footprints can you guess correctly?

Deer-FootprintZillmann Reka Imola/Shutterstock

Depending on where you live, this might not be an uncommon sight

Can you spot the animals camouflaged in these photos?

DeerVolodymyr Burdiak/Shutterstock

Answer: deer

Pigeon-footprintsAleksandrov Ilia/Shutterstock

Just another city resident

PigeonRay Dexter/Shutterstock

Answer: pigeon


These guys use their hands almost as much as we do

RaccoonEkaterina Karavaeva/Shutterstock

Answer: raccoon


Their feet grow until they’re six years old

How good are you at math? Put your knowledge to the test with this easy math problem that’s stumping everyone.

HorseDewald Kirsten/Shutterstock

Answer: horse

Beaver-footprintsErika Kirkpatrick/Shutterstock

These animals used to grow up to be 8 feet long

BeaverDaniel Rose/Shutterstock

Answer: beaver


You can find these in almost every U.S. state

OtterNadezda Murmakova/Shutterstock

Answer: otter

Squirrel-footprintsNatalia Sokko/Shutterstock

No need to be alarmed if you find these tracks in your yard

SquirrelBachkova Natalia/Shutterstock

Answer: squirrel

It takes most people over two minutes to find the elf boot in this picture. How fast can you spot it?

Crab-FootprintsMark Mortin/Shutterstock

A pretty regular visitor to the beach


Answer: hermit crab

Only two percent of people can solve Einstein’s riddle. Are you part of that small percentage?


These guys can weigh up to 2,600 pounds

Giraffepaula french/Shutterstock

Answer: giraffe

Can you figure out the missing word in this brainteaser?


Looks like these animals went for a swim

TurtleJB Manning/Shutterstock

Answer: sea turtle

Speaking of turtles, over 60 percent of people can’t find the turtle in this picture. Can you?

Tiger-printsval lawless/Shutterstock

Hint: they’re the biggest species of their family


Answer: tiger

Duck-footprintsKuttelvaserova Stuchelova/Shutterstock

Is that you, Donald?


Answer: duck

An MIT professor called this “the hardest puzzle ever.” Can you figure it out?

Dog-printsLiudmila Pereginskaya/Shutterstock

You probably don’t need a hint for this one

DogPatryk Kosmider/Shutterstock

Answer: dog

Quick! How many triangles are in this image?


The heaviest one in history weight 24,000 pounds

ElephantTereshchenko Dmitry/Shutterstock

Answer: elephant


You probably won’t want to come across one of these


Answer: bear

We bet you can’t find the hidden robin in these trees.

Rabbit-footprintsrolf robischon/Shutterstock

Over half of this animal’s total population lives in North America


Answer: rabbit


There’s a national day dedicated to these guys


Answer: penguin


A group of these animals is called a “clowder”

CatNewman Studio/Shutterstock

Answer: cat

Find out the 50 secrets your pet won’t tell you.

Snake-printsMyImages Micha/Shutterstock

You’ve definitely got this one

SnakeStefan Scharf/Shutterstock

Answer: snake

OK, this spelling test from 1974 will drive you insane.

Lizard-printsPete Hoffman/Shutterstock

There are over 6,000 species of these

LizardDmytro Pylypenko/Shutterstock

Answer: lizard

Next, see if you can identify these animals by these close up pictures of their fur.

Brittany Gibson
Brittany Gibson is a regular contributor to’s culture, food, health, and travel sections. She was previously an editorial intern for and Westchester Magazine. Her articles have appeared on Buzzfeed, Business Insider, AOL, Yahoo, and MSN, among other sites. She earned a BA in English from the University of Connecticut