A Field Guide to Mammal Tracking in Western America

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Big Earth Publishing, 1986 - Nature - 161 pages
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With Halfpenny's Field Guide to Mammal Tracking anyone can be a nature detective, able to reconstruct the behavior of mammals from mice to moose. Based on field research, the book brings the amateur naturalist the latest information on animal gaits and the interpretation of scat.
  

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This was a very interesting book to read. A very nice field guide styled book and very informative on the topic of reading and properly identifying tracks and scat. This book was nicely straight and to the point with many nice examples and details explaining what to look for. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Using This Guide
7
The Basics
9
Tracking Techniques
24
Dog Family
35
Cat Family
41
Rabbit Order
46
Rodent Order
50
Raccoon Family
91
Opossum Family
95
Shrew Family
96
EvenToed Ungulates
97
Reading Trails
106
Scatology
135
Bibliography
149
Index
153

Bear Family
61
Weasel Family
81

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Page 150 - Nagy, JG, and JG Gilbert. 1968. Fecal pH values of mule deer and grazing domestic sheep. J. Wildl. Mgmt., 32:961-962.
Page 150 - Johnson, MK, RC Belden, and DR Aldred. 1984. Differentiating mountain lion and bobcat scats.
Page 150 - Fecal pH and defecation rates of eight ruminants fed known diets. J. Wildl.

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