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Mammal Tracks and Sign

 

Track Stew

  • 3 to 4 coyote tracks (fresh)
  • 12 raccoon tracks
  • 1 to 2 large-sized boot tracks
  • Snow and ice to taste
  • 40 to 50 pellets deer scat (doe of course)
  • 20 pellets porcupine scat
  • 1 carefully strained mud puddle (usually from carrying it home)
  • 1 liter sandy loam

Grind up the tracks, adding the mud puddle ingredients a little at a time. Add boot tracks to mixture then fold in ice and snow. Mix well and season, garnish with scat. Delicious served with a little of last year's bull. May also be taken on future trips where ingredients are scarce.

--Dean Gugler & Fleur-Ange Lamothe

 

There is a page for each mammal, which includes tracks, scat, hair, and other signs of the mammal's presence
 
  • Coprophagy - an interesting adaptation some animals have to get the full nutritive value from their food

  
"Tracks exist at the interface where the sky drags along the surface of the earth."
-- Tom Brown Jr, from The Tracker.