Usually in the wild life, we try to search any predator, we use commonly two ways. One is foot prints. Footprints, also known as pug marks, are really important and give you specific clues. Generally, predators prefer to walk frequently on the soft dirt road because their paws are soft padded. So, when they walk, they leave their foot marks on the dirt road. The freshness of pugmarks indicates how recently they have been there and can help pinpoint their whereabouts. So, always try to concentrate on footprints on the road. Footprints can also indicate the size, sex and sometime even the age of an animal.