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Here is a quiz on species from the desert southwest. Good luck!
5. What is this?
6. What time of year was it?
Another example of #9.
14. Who? (hint this is a very common mammal in true desert environments in Southern California)
15. How many species can you name in this picture?
16. Who? (location: Texas)
1 small weasel
4 gray fox
5 frozen ground
8 k rat
10 red fox
14 ground squirrel
15 theres a frog and a shrew and something else in upper left i cant tell
how terribly wrong was i?
1. baby cottontail
2. bighorn sheep
3. broad-footed mole
4. black-tailed jackrabbit
5. frozen coyote pee
7. hog-nosed skunk
8. kangaroo rat
9. pocket gopher
10. red fox
12. striped skunk
13. red spotted toad
14. white-tailed antelope squirrel
15. I see a frog, pocket mouse and some kind of bug
1) kangaroo rat (or maybe a small rabbit)
3. pocket gopher
4. jackrabbit hind foot
7. skunk front foot
8. kangaroo rat and another small rodent (smaller tracks at top)
10. kit fox
12. striped skunk
13. toad (incredible detail!)
14. ground squirrel
15. ground squirrel, mouse, human, shrew
16. I'm guessing armadillo
Good job Kim.
1. is a baby rabbit
2. is a bighorn sheep
5. is a chunk of frozen coyote pee
7. is a skunk but what kind of skunk?
10. is a red fox, kit fox is a great guess without scale in the photo
14. is an antelope ground squirrel
#7 looks different than the spotted or striped skunk tracks I have in my area. Since it's from the desert, I will guess hognose skunk?
#5 - that's cool! I was thinking it was jackrabbit pee that had solidified some clay - baked in the sun. Just the opposite! It was frozen. Neat!
#14 - I should have thought of that one. They have antelope ground squirrels where my mom lives in Arizona. It was definitely not a tree squirrel species.
#1 - baby rabbit tracks! That is so awesome!! Love it.
You are correct, #7 is a hognosed skunk. That was from an eval in Big Bend, TX. We had 4 skunk species and tracks of a bobcat killing a ringtail. One of the coolest evals that I've been at.
That would be amazing! Did you get pics of the bobcat killing ringtail tracks? Awesome!
Yes I did. You can see more pictures of that eval on my facebook page in the album "Big Bend Eval". http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.797323694953.2444434.19203...
That's awesome! Thanks for posting it.