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Tracking our animal neighbors


'We can be nature detectives in our own backyards'



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Jennifer Ohop with an adult deer skull she affectionately dubbed “George.” Gus Steeves. (click for larger version)
February 15, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — When it's done, the most common track along the Titanic Rail Trail will be the studded grooves of bike tires.

But observant users there might well see signs of our non-human neighbors, and they can definitely see such wild tracks along the town's other trail networks.

As most know, our woodlands abound with deer, turkeys, beavers and other creatures, some leaving tracks that are easier to recognize than others. They're almost everywhere and are easiest to see in snow, but since we have none, a little practice makes them visible almost anytime.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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