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Animal Tracks is one in a chain of entire, nature-based field courses in a pocket-size trim with transparent, full-color illustrations for simple topic identification.

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The small, semi-retractable claws may or may not register. The metatarsal pads are fused and lobed into a somewhat triangular shape and are smaller on the rear foot, and there is a prominent, shallow V-shaped ridge across the pad. The sole of the foot is furred, making the area between the pads obscure. Being digitigrade, the heel does not contact the ground. indd 30 3/23/12 1:12 PM MAMMALS Kit Fox, Vulpes macrotis Family Canidae (Coyotes, Wolves, Foxes) Size/Weight: approx. body 28” long with tail; approx.

Indd 49 3/23/12 1:12 PM MAMMALS Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus Family Cervidae (deer, elk, moose) Size/Weight: body approx. 6’ long with tail; approx. 120–350 lbs. (males larger than females) Range: Western United States Habitat: Quite variable; forests, chaparral, bushy grasslands The mule deer is common throughout its range and is so called because of its very large, mule-like ears. Its color is gray-brown in winter, rusty brown in summer, with a white throat, muzzle, and belly. The tail has a black tip in Rocky Mountain populations, while those of the northwest have tails with a black top surface.

It has a bushy tail that is held low or between the legs. Coyotes hunt alone or in small packs, primarily during the night. Their diet is varied, and they scavenge for about anything edible, including rodents, rabbits, snakes, berries, insects, or carrion. Track size (front): 2½” wide x 3” long Track size (rear): 2” wide x 2½” long Description of Track: The front track is larger than the rear. Both feet have four toes that are visible in the track and a small dewclaw high on the foot that does not usually register.

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