Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountainsby James Halfpenny, Todd Telander
Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats,
See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby.
Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize seventy Rocky Mountain species. An identification key, a glossary of tracking terms, and detailed instructions on how to document your finds are also included here. Easy-to-use scat and track measurements appear on each page, making this book especially field friendly and letting you know if a white tailed ptarmigan, a red fox, or even a black bear has been your way. (4 1/4 X 7, 176 pages, illustrations)
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I have and give this book to very one I know who hikes and backpacks in Colorado. The simple track drawings are true and the different patterns of tracks very useful. The scat drawings are also true. Any one who spends lots of time in the high country knows environmental conditions must be taken into consideration when identifying tracks and scat. I love this book!
This book is a waste of $10. It is made up of pencil drawings (A photo or two, would have been nice) and not that good of drawings either. The illustrator obviously has never seen bear scat. Several of his track drawings leave a lot to be desired. I would like to recommend this pocket guide but, I suggest you keep it in your pocket.