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Tracking animals in the wild begins with identifying their feeding grounds, shelters, escape routes, and travel trails. The presence of animals in an area may be confirmed by rubbing marks, hairs and feathers, food remains, scat, and tracks.
Tracks, in particular, yield a wealth of information such as the exact species involved, its travel direction, speed, behaviors, weight, age, and much more.
Tracks vary due to ground conditions, track age, and many other factors. The best way to become familiar with tracks is by examining them immediately after encountering an animal, noting any differences produced by different ground conditions, animal characteristics, and animal behaviors.