04. Footprints in the Marsh

Wow! Tracks through the salt marsh! Notice that the front and rear footprints can be distinguished from each other. The front foot has five long, narrow fingers on a square palm; the rear foot has a longer palm, also with five toes. Who has been here? Need a hint? Click here!

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Alligators | The Salt Marsh
Alligators | The Salt Marsh

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Alligators are not normally found in brackish or salt water, although they do occasionally swim there. They much prefer freshwater and must return to it to drink. They can reach 19 feet in length, but...
Great Blue Herons | The Salt Marsh
Great Blue Herons | The Salt Marsh

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Great blue herons are the largest of our herons. Standing over 3 feet tall, with a large, 6-inch-long dagger of a beak, they eat anything they can spear. They are bluish-gray in color. They most often...
Raccoon | The Salt Marsh
Raccoon | The Salt Marsh

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It ís a raccoon! Raccoons often feed near water and frequently visit the salt marsh during low tide. Raccoons are omnivorous and eat many different plants and animals. In the salt marsh, they often...
Scat | The Salt Marsh
Scat | The Salt Marsh

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This scat is from the same animal. It ís full of seeds and the shells of fiddler crabs. Who ate them?