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credit: USFWS

Do You Know Scat?

People who spend a lot of time observing wildlife know that mammals leave clues behind: piles of acorns, nipped-off twigs, leaf nests, and the like. And that there is one trace that all mammals leave: SCAT (or droppings, or any number of less-polite terms). Scat is like a mammal's calling card. Those who learn to "read" it can identify which species have passed through an area. Do you know scat?

Take our Scat Quiz to find out!