Tracking mammals

Just another rainy day. Perfect conditions for spotting animal footprints that got stuck in the ground. Watch the video to get an idea of the basics of tracking mammal footprints as well as walking patterns. Document your findings by taking photos or drawing pictures. That way keep records of single tracks and full cycles of footfalls. Follow the track to find out about the way of locomotion the animal was using. Ask questions. If more advanced in that you might measure width and length of a single footprint as well as stride (step length) and straddle (trail width). Send little stories of your personal tracking experiences in the comment section. Happy tracking! AP

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