Identifying Animal Tracks in the Snow

Have you ever come across animal tracks in the snow, yet weren't sure what animal made the tracks? We can help!
By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors
January/February 1976
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Were those tracks in the snow made by a raccoon? A skunk? A deer? A rabbit?
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/NIALAT
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A winter landscape is not only beautiful, it's also a great means of identifying animals that have been in a certain area.

Snow on the ground often means animal tracks to identify — and our great graphic of animal tracks can help. It shows what the tracks of a gray squirrel, red fox, skunk, chipmunk, opossum, deer mouse, white-tailed deer, mountain lion, raccoon and cottontail rabbit look like. 

Good luck with your identification adventures!








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