Earlier this year while on a camping trip to SW Colorado, I was shown a very unusual series of footprints in Jurassic sandstone. I recently returned to the site with field paleontologist Joe Taylor and creationist friend Don Ensign to make a mold of the trackway–which locals have always called “cat tracks.”
If they were indeed large feline tracks, they would push back the supposed evolution of mammals by nearly 100 million years! However, the most significant thing about them is that they do not occur on a single layer sediment but ascend vertically across a number of distinct rock layers. According to evolution, these layers would have taken millions of years to form, so either, as a friend commented, “the animal that made the footprints must have walked very slowly,” or all the rock layers had to have been laid down quickly–and in a watery environment. This strongly conflicts with the evolutionary beliefs that the rock formation the prints are in was wind-formed and was gradually built up over a long period of geological time. I have written an article about these footprints that will appear in the Nov./Dec. issue of “Creation Matters.” In the meantime, here are some photos of the mold and the mold making process.
WHAT ON EARTH COULD HAVE MADE THESE TRACKS?