By Todd Telander
Animal Tracks highlights eighty-eight of the most typical and sought-after mammal, fowl, reptile, and amphibian species in North the United States. specified illustrations and outlines make it effortless to spot animal tracks within the yard and past. each one species is observed by means of a close directory of its famous attributes and representation of its tune. this can be the fundamental resource within the box.
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Range: Rocky Mountains, far northwestern United States Habitat: Mountainous forests, high meadows The elk is a large, gregarious member of the deer family with a pale, stubby tail. Its fur is short in the summer, longer in the winter, and colored pale rusty-brown with a darker neck and face. The rump is buff, surrounded by dark brown. Males have a shaggy, dark mane about the neck and large antlers with tines growing from a central beam. Usually active in the morning and evening, elk form large flocks of up to hundreds of individuals.
Indd 41 3/23/12 1:12 PM MAMMALS Wolverine, Gulo gulo Family Mustelidae (Mustelids) Size/Weight: approx. 38” long with tail; approx. 30 lbs. (males larger than females) Range: Northern Rocky Mountains, mountainous California, Alaska Habitat: High-altitude forest, tundra The wolverine is a powerful predator and the largest member of the mustelid family. At first glance it may be mistaken for a bear cub, with its large feet, thick fur, and bushy tail. Their color is dark brown, with pale, lateral stripes that run from the shoulders to the rump.
Range: Most of the United States except parts of high western mountains Habitat: woodlands, streams or lakesides, urban areas The raccoon is a highly adaptable mammal, equally at home in remote forests or urban centers. It is stocky and heavy with a short, masked face and a bushy coat. Its color is pale gray mixed with black, with a tail ringed black and gray. Incredibly dexterous fingers allow it to undo knots and even work doorknobs. Raccoons are primarily nocturnal and may be seen alone or in small groups.