The largest rodents in North America. Beavers have distinct rubber like tails and webbed feet resembling flippers to aide in swimming. Tracks are uncommon as tail drags over and destroys sign. Webbed prints with claws are distinctive when visible. Non-climbers. Live with others in small groups.
Found only in the Northern most parts of North America in the Arctic. Fur changes from commonly recognized white in the winter to brown-gray in the summer for seasonal camouflage. Males are larger than females. Live in dens with many entrances. Harsh environments cause shortened life spans of only 3-4 years.
Medium sized animals with short-legs and huge front claws. Body is highly variable in color from gray and brown to orange and almost black and they molt their coarse fur once a year changing color further. A broad white stripe is typical from back of head to the base of the tail. Distinctive long toes […]
Big sheep typically brown in color with white hind quarters. Sometimes confused with Dall’s Sheep but found in different ranges. Male horns are up to four times longer than the short blunt horns on females. Slight color change occurs during an annual springtime molt.
Large hare with large legs and slim build. Tail is black as the name suggests, body ranges from light brown and gray to black in color with light gray to white belly. Molts once a year but does not change to white in winter like other hares.
One of two short-tailed wild felines along with the Canada Lynx Bobcats get their name from their bobbed tails. Distinguishable by a longer black tipped tail that is white underneath. Coloration is highly variable with season, geography and individuals. Bobcats have pointy tufted ears with black tips and white spots. Prints are approximately twice as […]
Large short-tailed cats, similar in appearance to Bobcats but generally larger in size with larger feet and shorter tail. Hind quarters may be slightly higher than front due to powerful rear legs. Tip of tail will be completely black without any white underneath unlike Bobcats. Extra fur can grow on face giving a bearded appearance. […]
Coyotes tend to be darker in color at higher elevations and reddish brown in desert environs. They do not climb trees like the gray fox which can appear similar. Usually travel in pairs and packs and can be seen year round. Footprints can be hard to distinguish from dog prints. Coyote prints are generally straighter […]
Large wild sheep species of British Columbia, Yukon, NW Territory and Alaska. Very good on treacherous terrain. Typically smaller than Bighorn Sheep and found further north although their ranges converge in Western Canada. Typically white or pale gray in color. Males and females are not typically together outside of the rutting season.