A coast-to-coast guide to recognizing what critters went before you.
Was the track on the trail left by a dog or a coyote? a caribou or a moose? A white-tailed deer or a peccary, perhaps? Was the pile of dropping deposited by a bobcat or a fox? Covering nearly 150 of the continent's most common or characteristic species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians north of Mexico, Scats and tracks of North America helps you determine just what passed your way and could still be nearby.
Inside you will find:
- Easy reference dexcriptions with precise measurements, and detailed illustrations of cats, tracks, and gait patterns.
- An identification key and glossary of tracking terms.
- Thorough instructions for documenting your finds.
- Rare species of particular interest, such as a jaguarondi and the polar bear.
The back cover of this book has a ruler down one side to measure the tracks in centimeters or inches.
Black and White illustrations on almost every page!
Author: James C. Halfpenny Ph. D.