Self-Collected on private property! These tracks were made by an early crocodilian-like reptile similar to Stegomosuchus longipes. The animals that made these tracks probably reached a length of 2-3 feet.
Like today’s crocodiles, the Batrachopus track maker walked on all four legs, so both their hand and foot impressions are found in the walkways. However, unlike today’s crocodiles, which are aquatic, the Batrachopus animals were fast-running land animals. It wasn’t until later that the crocodiliams became a dominant aquatic carnivore. The first of these tracks were found in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.