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Ocotillo Wells

Mammals

brochure Ocotillo Wells - Mammals
DESERT Ocotillo Wells SVRA Photo by John Lynn Coyote Canis latrans Photo by John Lynn Bobcat Felis rufus Tracks about 50% of actual size Tracks about 50% of actual size Omnivore; scat appearance depends on diet. Scat with fruit or nuts is tubular with little twisting. Scat with bone and hair is twisted and tapered ropes with pointed ends; 3/8 to 1-3/8 inch diameter, 5 to 13 inches long. Carnivore; scat is often tubular, long segmented ropes that fold in on themselves. Scat has a smooth outer surface with blunt ends or one pointy end; 7/16 to 1 inch diameter, 3 to 9 inches long. Gerald and Buff Corsi © California Academy of Sciences American Badger Taxidea taxus Tracks about 50% of actual size Omnivore; scat appearance depends on diet. Scat with fur and bone is often twisted and folded with very pointy ends of somewhat segmented scat; 3/8 to 3/4 inch diameter, 3 to 6 inches long. Herbivore; round or slightly flattened pellets; 3/8-1/2 inch diameter. © Kim Cabrera Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus © 2003 Mark Bratton Kit Fox Vulpes macrotis Tracks about 25% of actual size Tracks about 80% of actual size Carnivore; scat is twisted and tapered ropes with pointed ends; 3/16 to 5/8 inch diameter, 2 to 4-1/2 inches long. © Jim Hughes Tracks about 100% of actual size Round-tailed Ground Squirrel Spermophilus tereticaudus © 1997 Lee Dittmann Botta’s Pocket Gopher Thomomys bottae Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles © California Academy of Sciences Desert Woodrat Neotoma lepida Tracks about 100% of actual size Tracks about 100% of actual size Omnivore; scat appearance varies with moisture in diet. Softer scat is often twisted with tapered ends; approximately 1/8 to 5/16 inch diameter, 3/16 to 5/16 inches long. Herbivore; pellets are capsule-shaped with smooth surfaces and rounded ends; approximately 1/8 to 3/16 inch diameter, 5/16 to 7/16 inches long. Herbivore; tubular pellets much longer than wide; 1/8 to 3/16 inch diameter, 1/4 to 9/16 inches long. Tracks about 100% of actual size Photo by Roger W. Barbour Cactus Mouse Peromyscus eremicus Tracks about 100% of actual size Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles © California Academy of Sciences Desert Pocket Mouse Chaetodipus penicillatus Tracks about 100% of actual size Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles © California Academy of Sciences Merriam’s Kangaroo Rat Dipodomys merriami Herbivore; scat can be slightly curved with tapered ends; approximately 1/32 to 1/16 inch diameter, 3/32 to 7/32 inches long. Herbivore; scat can be slightly curved with tapered ends; approximately 1/16 to 3/32 inch diameter, 3/32 to 3/16 inches long. Herbivore; scat can be slightly curved with tapered ends; 1/16 to 3/32 inch diameter, 3/32 to 3/16 inches long. 5/16/13

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