MAMMAL TRACKS AND SCAT© is a Life-Size and Waterproof tracking guide that will help turn your tracking adventure into a magical experience. This field guide is designed to be carried through brush, bramble and snow banks, and emerge unscathed. By moving alongside a set of tracks, or finding scat, you can discover that the animal climbed a tree, found a mate, or marked its territory.
The illustrations are the Actual Size, making it much easier to compare drawings in this guide with tracks and scat in the field.
It is spiral bound, allowing it to be laid down on the ground for simple comparison with the actual track or scat.
In this section of the field guide, there is a Three-Part Key to identifying mammal tracks. This key will help you to narrow your choice, step by step. First, a Movement Pattern is determined (walker, trotter, hopper, waddler or bounder). Then, the Group is identified (e.g. rodent or cat family) and, finally, the Species is pinpointed using clues under the heading “Species Differences.”
HERE'S HOW THE HOPPERS MOVE...
...AND HERE ARE THE TRACKS THEY LEAVE!
(Excerpted from page 5 of Mammal Tracks and Scat©)
All prints are Life-Size, making them easy to identify. Look how simple it is tell the snowshoe hare tracks from that of its cousin – the cottontail rabbit.
(Excerpted from page 9 of Mammal Tracks and Scat©)
Scat is another critical way of identifying animals. In addition, it helps you to understand some of the animals’ behaviors, including their eating habits.
Mammal Tracks and Scat has a Unique (first of its kind) Key for determining species by examining their scat. (Always take extreme caution when examining scat.)
(Excerpted from pages 16 and 17 of Mammal Tracks and Scat©)