Many times I have driven through the “gorgeous” gorges and scenic drives of the Flinders Ranges in the vicinity of Wilpena Pound in South Australia. Many times I have observed the tracks worn across the steep hillsides, as seen in this picture.
If I were traversing cattle or sheep country, I would assume them to be the tracks worn by those animals, as they repeatedly follow their familiar routes. But the picture is taken in the Flinders Ranges National Park, where there are no cattle or sheep. There are a just a few feral goats which have been fortunate enough to evade the strenuous efforts made to eradicate them, but I assume not nearly enough to maintain these tracks.
I’m fairly certain they are not human walking tracks – there are too many of them for that to be the explanation.
There are plenty of kangaroos, wallabies and emus in the Park. My question is: Which of these animals (if any) makes these tracks? I think I am correct in saying that the tracks I have noticed are all on sloping ground, often quite steep. Who can help me?