For anyone on a safari, the finding of a “pugmark” is start of the adrenaline rush, as it indicates the possibility of the presence of the most anticipated animal in the Indian Jungle, the tiger! is it somewhere near?
Pugmarks are essentially impressions created on the soil by footsteps. Every animal, from lizard to human beings, can create these footsteps. In the jungle it is common to find pugmarks of tigers, leopards, sloth bears and wild dogs.
From ancient times, footsteps have always mattered! The difference is that in the earlier days, our ancestors as hunters used the footsteps aka pugmarks to track the animal movement. And today, researchers and tourists depend on the pugmarks to track movements using the same age-old principles.