June 8, 2012

Animal poop

Tracks, Scats and Signs
by Leslie Dendy 
illustrations by Linda Garrow

There are other ways to identify animals besides tracks. Other indicators to look for are the holes of woodpeckers, the nests of squirrels, or the chewed ends of leaves (deer). Animals also leave droppings or scat, which will show you what they have eaten.

This book is a fairly good primer for identifying animal scat, but not as good at tracks, which are drawn a bit small. 

The grape-shaped scat shown on the book's cover belong to deer.

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