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Caribou Rangifer tarandus

Track Widely separated crescents, 5" (125 mm) wide, slightly shorter in length, almost always followed by dewclaw marks; on thin, crusted snow, only round outlines of hooves may print; hindprints usually overlap foreprints, leaving double impressions 8" (200 mm) long.

Sign Distinguishable mainly by tracks and locale; deeply worn trails made during migrations; rubs on saplings, thrashed bushes. Large pits in snow created by Caribou pawing for lichens.
Bed: Depression similar to that of other cervids.
Scat: Usually small, bell-shaped pellets similar to White-tailed Deer's; occasionally massed when animals are feeding on succulent summer vegetation.

 

 

 

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