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Collared Peccary Tayassu tajacu

Track Similar to pig's but smaller. Cloven, rounded oblongs, generally about 3/41 1/2" (2038 mm) long, with hindprint slightly smaller than foreprint. Stride short, usually 610" (150250 mm) between pairs of overlapping foreprints and hindprints.

Sign Rooted-up ground; chewed cactus, especially prickly pear, and other low vegetation. Sometimes a strong, musky or cheesy odor.
Scat: Usually large, irregular segments; flattened disks when feeding on very succulent vegetation. Looser, less like pellets than those of deer or Bighorn Sheep, and often found in caves.

 

 

 

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