Polar bears have large feet designed for swimming long distances. Five widely splayed toes on all four feet. Heavily furred soles may obscure or blur print details. Foreprints are 6 to 8 inches long, longer if measured from dotlike heel prints; toes heavily clawed, but much shorter than the long, almost straight foreclaws of a brown bear. Hind prints are 10 to 12 inches or longer, almost human-shaped, indicating a flat-footed (plantigrade) walk. Heel is much narrower than that of a brown bear, tracks are much larger than the black bear’s. Bear tracks on pack ice or ice floes are always from a polar bear.