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Here are some photos from the first day of the tracking apprenticeship in Sept. See if you can figure out what they are and tell us what you think they are. These are all from a local sandbar on the Snohomish river, outside of Monroe, WA.

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From Wildlife Tracking Apprenticeship Day 1

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These are some good photos! Tough tracks there but I will try to guess the species. The first one I will say muskrat. Next is Douglas Squirrel, and after that I am not sure. It is very short and thin. Some possibilities are winter wren, song sparrow, maybe a chickadee. For some reason kingfisher comes to mind but the track looks a bit too symmetrical for it. The next one is a great blue heron, followed by a raccoon. The next set is one of partially registering feet of a cottontail I think, though it may be part of bullfrog feet. The final set is tough too... super long toe 3 registering deeper than the other toes. Turkey vulture.

Please let me know how I did. Thanks Filip.

Here are the answers:

1) Muskrat

2) Black Rat

3) Common Yellowthroat

4)Great Blue Heron

5)Northern Raccoon

6)Bullfrog

7) Turkey Vulture

1. muskrat

2. gray squirrel

3. sparrow

4. great blue heron

5. raccoon

6. frog

7. turkey vulture

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