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Mammal Tracks and Sign of the Northeast
Diane K. Gibbons

University Press of New England



Contents

• Acknowledgements ix

• Introduction 1

• Method of Deivising the Key and Manual 3

• Using the Key 4

• Definitions of Terms 5

• Gaits and Corresponding Track Patterns 7

• A Key to the Mammal Tracks of the Northeast 11

• Compression Shapes 15

• MAMMALS OF THE NORTHEAST

• FAMILY SPECIES
• Didelphidae Virginia Opossum 18
• Soricidae Shrews 20
• Leporidae Cottontail, Eastern and New England 22
• Snowshoe Hare 24
• Sciuridae Eastern Chipmunk 26
• Woodchuck 28
• Gray Squirrel 30
• Red Squirrel 32
• Flying Squirrel, Northern and Southern 34
• Castoridae Beaver 36
• Muridae Deer Mouse and White-Footed Mouse 40
• Voles 42
• Muskrat 44
• Murinae Norway Rat 46
• Zapodidae Meadow Jumping Mouse and Woodland Jumping Mouse 48
• Erethizontidae Porcupine 50
• Canidae Domestic Dog 52
• Gray Wolf 54
• Coyote 58
• Red Fox 60
• Gray Fox 64
• Ursidae Black Bear 66
• Procyonidae Raccoon 70
• Mustelidae Weasels, Long-tailed, Short-tailed, and Least 72
• Mink 74
• Marten 76
• Fisher 80
• River Otter 82
• Mephitidae Striped Skunk 86
• Felidae Housecat 88
• Bobcat 90
• Lynx 92
• Mountain Lion 96
• Cervidae White-Tailed Deer 100
• Elk or Wapiti 104
• Moose 106

• Comparison Pages 109

• Breeding Seasons in the Northeast 128

• Notes 131

• Bibliography 133

• Index 135

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