What To reCord:
25 APR 2016
Leave scats (droppings) around territory. 5-20cm long, spirally twisted, strong musty smell. Often contain fur, insect remains, bones or seeds. Mark territory with urine.
Prints similar to small dog but narrower and two front pads closer together.
Dens often excavated old badger or rabbit burrows, tunnel several meteres, ends in sleeping chamber. Strong musty remains, prey remains around entrance. Urban: dens in old buildings or under garden sheds. Out of mating season, animals may lie above ground in dense cover.
Any sightings of mammals - live or dead (including road kill)
Any distinctive signs such as droppings, tracks, burrows, nests, molehills etc.
Any mammals heard or detected through call e.g. bats
Any found using traps such as Longworth traps
Male or female?
Life stage - fully grown or young?
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