Animal Tracks of Southern California by Chris Stall

By Chris Stall

Details on 40-50 animals universal to every sector.

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Merriam's is widespread, and its characteristics are representative of the lot: a chubby rat with buff or gray fur, white belly and feet, white stripes across the outer thigh meeting at the base of the tail, strong hind legs with oversized rear feet, and a very long, bushy-tipped tail. It is nocturnal, prefers arid or semiarid habitats, and lives in extensive burrow systems, which are oftenespecially in sandy areasas much as 3 feet high and 12 feet or so in diameter, with many entrance holes. Around these burrows, and along the paths connecting them to feeding places or other mounds, you often find cut plant fragments.

Tracks can be identified, thus, by the humidity of the habitat in which they are located. Page 45 Land Turtle 1/6 life size in mud Page 46 Bullfrog Rana catesbiana Order: Salientia (frogs, toads, and allies). Family: Ranidae (true frogs). Range and habitat: widespread throughout most of Southern California except from Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base eastward; in ponds, lakes, marshes and swamps, year-round bodies of water. Size and weight: body 5 8 inches, with long legs; 4 ounces. Diet: insects.

Diet: insects. Sounds: a bleat, like that of a lamb, lasting one second; very noisy chorus, audible from a great distance. Unique among leaping amphibians, spadefoot toads have wedge- or sickle-shaped bony "spades" on the inner surfaces of each hind foot, which they use to burrow into the ground. Two species of spadefoot toads live in Southern California; both are variably colored, with light stripes and black marbling above, and mostly white bellies. The larger Couch's spadefoot (S. couchi), up to 3 1/2 inches in length, is found in shortgrass prairies, mesquite savannahs, and creosote brush desert areas; the western spadefoot (S.

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