How many times have you been out in the woods, on the beach, or in the middle of snowy field and found a track that you don’t recognize? Animal tracks are the clearest sign that wildlife has been through an area, and is often the easiest way to identify a species without actually seeing it. A skilled tracker can even learn more from a set of prints—such as the animal’s behavior, movements, and even where it will ultimately end up.

Take your best shot at identifying these animal prints below. Not all the pictures have a size reference, which makes matters a bit harder. See if you can get them all!

Image from Four Corners School on the flickr Creative Commons

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