How to ID animal tracks in snow
The first thing is to look at the gait of the animal's stride. Here is a diagram of the 4 basic strides. Body shape and leg length influence the stride. Deer, elk, cats, and canines (fox, coyote, dogs) are diagonal walkers. Pacers are animals that waddle from side to side. They have short legs and round bodies like bears, marmots, skunks, porcupines, etc. Galloper are also described as leapers- a good example are hares and squirrels
These animals hop with their hind legs often landing in front of their front paws. Bounders are more like weasels, mice, martin - they usually have 4 distinct paw prints as they hop from point to point.