A paw print in snow has been photographed near Arthurs Lake in the state’s Central Highlands just moments after five people watched what they believed to be a fox run across a road in front of their car.
Snow was patchy on the ground, and only one print was visible.
A spokesman for the Fox Taskforce, Warwick Brennan, said it was not yet confirmed that the print photograph, taken earlier this week, was that of a fox, but said the taskforce was investigating the sighting.
The report was one of the highest quality yet received because the animal was thought to have been just 30m from the car as it ran across the road before disappearing.
Report fox sightings and other evidence to the Fox Hotline 1300 369 688. Here’s a handy paw print comparison chart.