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Animal Signs

Animal Signs

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Animal Signs

Image Type(s): Wildlife


Page By: Mark Doiron

Created/Edited: Apr 6, 2006 / Apr 26, 2013

Object ID: 186336

Hits: 9649 

Page Score: 93.35% - 42 Votes 

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Signs of Wildlife--Tracks, Scratches, Burrows and Yes, Even That!

Sometimes we don't see wildlife itself, but we happen on signs that it was there before us. While the most common would be tracks or scat, more subtle signs are present. It's a delight to recognize an animal's passing from scratches it might have left, it's burrow, dried mud on trees, or even the trail itself. Please feel free to add your own images and interpretations of wildlife signs.

External Links

Outdoor Action Guide to Animal Tracking

Rick Curtis' notes from a course at the Tom Brown Tracking School in New Jersey, a course taught by John Stokes of The Tracking Project, and from his personal tracking experience.

Tracking and Stalking North American Wildlife

Designed for Scouting, offers tips on wildlife tracking, identification, and stalking. Includes animal track images, wildlife descriptions, and some sound files.

Burwash Wildlife Scats or Droppings

Andy Fyon's descriptions and images of scat from the Burwash area of Northern Ontario. Includes a variety of droppings common to many areas of North America.



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Zac FinleyGood

Zac Finley

Voted 10/10

idea for an album. Whether its tracks or scat, I've always enjoyed finding evidence of animal life on the trails.
Posted Apr 6, 2006 11:38 pm

Mark DoironRe: Good

Mark Doiron

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Zach. Heh-heh. Obviously there are a few pic's of tracks out there, especially something unusual or uncommon. But scat? We'll see!
Posted Apr 7, 2006 12:13 am

csmcgranahanGreat idea!


Voted 10/10

Looking for animal signs, particularly tracks, is one of my favorite things about hiking. I've seen lots of tracks and scat off-trail in the foothills west of Colorado Springs. Can't say I've taken any photos of the scat.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 12:21 am

Tomás BlázquezFantastic idea!

Tomás Blázquez

Voted 10/10

Congratulations! I love animals (I studed Biology in Madrid). I hope download in this section some of my photos.
Posted May 24, 2006 12:09 pm

Mark DoironRe: Fantastic idea!

Mark Doiron

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Tomas. I look forward to it.
Posted May 24, 2006 12:47 pm

chilkootCool concept!


Voted 10/10

I hope more people post to this album.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 9:55 pm

Mark DoironRe: Cool concept!

Mark Doiron

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Chilkoot! I hope so, too! --mark d.
Posted Aug 27, 2006 11:32 am

Bob SihlerGreat Idea

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

I like it, Mark. Now I have to scour my albums for relevant shots I could post.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 12:38 am

Mark DoironRe: Great Idea

Mark Doiron

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Bob! Yes, by all means please attach any animal signs images; the more unique/unexpected the better! --mark d.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 11:29 am

Mayhey KidVery Simple

Mayhey Kid

Voted 10/10

Highly effective. Nice concept.
Posted Aug 7, 2007 10:20 pm

Mark DoironRe: Very Simple

Mark Doiron

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Mayhey Kid. It's take awhile, but it has been picking up the occasional image making it all that much more effective and interesting. --mark d.
Posted Aug 8, 2007 7:55 am

AlbertoRampiniNice pictures!


Voted 10/10


Posted May 2, 2012 12:38 pm

Mark DoironRe: Nice pictures!

Mark Doiron

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Alberto! We have some great contributions from SP members. --mark d.
Posted May 2, 2012 5:16 pm

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