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1) who?  just so you know that is a six inch ruler....

2) which foot?

3) who?

4) gait?

5) who?

6) age?

7) who?

8) which foot? left, right, front, hind...

9) who?

10) who? (this track was 2 minutes old when taken...)

11) front or hind?

12) who?

Good luck...j. stellers

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1 and 2) Ursus Arctos, right front

3 and 4) some kind of squirrel doing a bound

5) Thats obviously a tiny ruler placed next to a coyote scat.  No, its probably Canis Lupus scat judging by the overall canine-ish shape and heavy bone/fur composition.

6) Hard to tell without actually seeing it in person.

7 and 8) Gulo Gulo, right front

9) Puma Concolor

10) Caribou.  The substrate makes the splay of the cleaves a little deceptive.

11) Right hind.  I see a lead toe and Toes 1 and 4 are not super splayed out to the sides.

12) Its kind of hard to tell if thats plant fibers or fur in that scat or both.  Theres a bunch of them in that picture of varying ages which would lead me to believe that its marking behavior.  The overall look of the scat suggests carnivore, so I'll guess Arctic Fox?

Well done.

3)  yes, a squirrel of some sort but what kind? Lets look at the curvature of the front feet and the overall angle of them.

9)  are there pumas in AK?

11)  you made me take a second look on the side of body.  I agree, nice Jeremy...

12)  this animal is a herbivore, and this is a latrine located at the top of a mountain in an alpine meadow surrounded by rocky outcrops.
Jeremy Robert Williams said:

1 and 2) Ursus Arctos, right front

3 and 4) some kind of squirrel doing a bound

5) Thats obviously a tiny ruler placed next to a coyote scat.  No, its probably Canis Lupus scat judging by the overall canine-ish shape and heavy bone/fur composition.

6) Hard to tell without actually seeing it in person.

7 and 8) Gulo Gulo, right front

9) Puma Concolor

10) Caribou.  The substrate makes the splay of the cleaves a little deceptive.

11) Right hind.  I see a lead toe and Toes 1 and 4 are not super splayed out to the sides.

12) Its kind of hard to tell if thats plant fibers or fur in that scat or both.  Theres a bunch of them in that picture of varying ages which would lead me to believe that its marking behavior.  The overall look of the scat suggests carnivore, so I'll guess Arctic Fox?

9) Oh my, I didnt click on that one to see it up close. Those toe pads are actually quite tiny and spaced apart. Is it a Lynx?
12) Marmot? I know they've got yellow bellied and hoary up there.

Yes and yes, hoary marmot....

Jeremy Robert Williams said:

9) Oh my, I didnt click on that one to see it up close. Those toe pads are actually quite tiny and spaced apart. Is it a Lynx?
12) Marmot? I know they've got yellow bellied and hoary up there.

You should post a human tracking quiz...

VIA number dos- is that an Arctic ground squirrel!? (Spermophilus parryii)

1. grizzly bear

2. right front foot

3. arctic ground squirrel

4. half bound

5. wolf scat

6. more than one week

7.wolverine

8. right front

9. lynx

10. moose

11. front

12. marmot?

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