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Have you seen any animal tracks?

Updated on August 30, 2017

Looking for Animal Tracks!

Winter is a wonderful time to find out which animals are wandering around your neighborhood. When a fine dusting of snow covers the earth, tracks are easy to spot. Go out for a walk before the sun has had a chance to blur the tracks. The clean lines in the fresh snow will make it easy to identify the animals that have trod there.

Look for tracks near the bird feeder. Not all of the tracks may be made by birds. Are there mouse or squirrel tracks as well?

How about larger tracks? Do you see cat tracks going over the car, dog tracks near the doghouse or raccoon tracks near the garbage?

When I go out to look for animal tracks I always like to take along a good field guide such as the ones mentioned below. Having pictures can help to determine the difference between two animals with similar tracks.

You also might consider talking a digital camera with you on your jonts to capture images of the animal tracks that you find in order to share your adventures with family and friends.

What kinds of tracks have you seen?

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Who's leaving tracks around your home? - Where is your favorite spot to find animal tracks?

Finding tracks in the snow, sand or mud around your home can be exciting. Follow the tracks and you might get a glimpse into the world of the creatures that inhabit your yard, bushes and neighborhood.

Whenever you spy a new track, be sure to come back and let us know.

Where have you seen animal tracks?

Discovering Animal Tracks - Animal Tracks Guidebook for Beginners

Tracks, Scats and Signs (Take Along Guides)
Tracks, Scats and Signs (Take Along Guides)

Learn to read the signs that the animals leave in your yard, fields, and forest trails.


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Which animal tracks have you seen around your house?

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      6 years ago

      Animal tracks around my house would include dogs, cats, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons, oppossums, skunks, snakes, frogs, and various birds. And nearby are groundhogs, chickens, horses, and humans galore! I am not good at recognizing animal tracks, though.

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      8 years ago

      Animal tracks make me so happy!

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      Sensitive Fern 

      8 years ago

      Mostly rabbit and squirrel and cat. :)

    • mariaamoroso profile image


      8 years ago from Sweden

      Long ago I had more animal tracks than you can imagine. Today I live in a small apartment and the ants leave no tracks. Is the pidgin poop on my balcony counted?

    • ClaudeKinney LM profile image

      ClaudeKinney LM 

      8 years ago

      Hey, I discovered your lens while searching on squidoo, your article looks extremely important for me. I'll add a backlink and bookmark your web page. Keep up the good job!

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      8 years ago from Royalton

      @Virginia Allain: How do you discover which animal the tracks come from?

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      How funny... I thought I was the only one going around taking photos of animal tracks.


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