Scats and Tracks of the Southeast

Overview

Trying to tell the difference between squirrel tracks and those of the Eastern woodrat? Searching for turtles or toads? Or just need to find out what animal is nibbling the lettuces in your garden? Scats and Tracks of the Southeast will help you figure out what you're looking at and find out what you're looking for, with its superb illustrations by Todd Telander and a helpful and informative text.
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Overview

Trying to tell the difference between squirrel tracks and those of the Eastern woodrat? Searching for turtles or toads? Or just need to find out what animal is nibbling the lettuces in your garden? Scats and Tracks of the Southeast will help you figure out what you're looking at and find out what you're looking for, with its superb illustrations by Todd Telander and a helpful and informative text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762711406
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: Scats and Tracks Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 801,703
  • Product dimensions: 4.23 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. James Halfpenny (Gardiner, Montana) is among the world's leading experts on animal tracking and the author of several previous books on the subject. Jim Bruchac (Greenfield Center, New York) is a professional wilderness guide and storyteller.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
About tracking xiii
Field notes and preserving tracks xiii
Scats and bird pellets xvi
Anatomy and footprint nomenclature xix
Track measurements xix
Gaits and trails xxi
Trail measurements xxv
Glossary of terms xxvii
How to use Scats and Tracks xxxii
Illustrations xxxii
How to use the track accounts xxxii
Visual key to tracks xxxv
Scats and Tracks of the Southeast
Invertebrates: Crabs and similar trails 2
Amphibians: Newts, salamanders, toads, and frogs 6
Reptiles: Lizards, turtles, and snakes 18
Avians: Birds 32
Marsupial: Opossum 72
Armadillo 74
Insectivores: Shrews 76
Canids: Dogs 78
Felids: Cats 84
Ursid: Black Bear 90
Procyonids: Raccoons and ringtails 92
Mustelids: Weasels and their relatives 96
Lagomorphs: Rabbits 108
Rodents: Squirrels, mice, muskrat, and relatives 112
Hoofed mammals: Deer and boars 138
Selected reading 143
Index 145
About the authors and illustrator 147
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