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Mammal Tracks and Sign

Porcupine

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TRACKS

 

A nice set of porcupine tracks in the sand, walking away from the camera.

 

A close-up view of part of the above trail.

 

In snow, porcupine tracks are sometimes obliterated by the drag of their low bodies and bushy tail.

 

 

 

 

A good example of the drag marks of the bushy quill-laden tail.

 

 

SCAT

 

Porcupine scat in oblong and slightly curved.

Porcupines eat mostly trees, so Porcupine scat is basically composed of sawdust.

 

Debris and scat under a tree, as in this photo, is a sure sign that a porcupine was or still is in the tree above.

 

This is a mixture of Deer and Porcupine scat.

 

Close-up view of some porcupine scat.

 

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