If we read Robert MacFarlane we learn that a "ghillie" is the person who acts as a guide on a fishing or shooting expedition and that a "pugmark
" is the footprint of an animal.
The further the sensor from the reflecting plate, the deeper the pugmark
We placed a ruler beside each track, photographing 10 hind tracks from each track set for future analysis in program PUGMARK
1.0 (Sharma et al.
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Moreover, scrape frequency was highest (42%) followed by pugmark
(31.11%), feces (14.44%), and rock scent (12.22%), respectively.
We examined each pugmark
and scrape of this remarkable animal with great delight,Eoe1/4A[yen] she adds with obvious delight.
A note on tiger census technique based on pugmark
"What," he'd said, "it's not April Fools', not yet." But then, there it was in the paper--a picture of a leathery white-haired man, a tracker, bent over a pugmark
in the mud near a dude ranch in Simi Valley, and then they turned on the TV and the reporter was standing there in the backwash of the helicopter's blades, warning people to stay inside and keep their pets with them because some sort of exotic cat had apparently got loose and could be a potential danger--and they'd both gone out back and studied the ground along the fence in silence.
The old technique, known as the pugmark
census, involves taking plaster casts of tiger paw prints.
Clearly I was no longer the only predator interested in this buck as the snow revealed the pugmark
of a large mountain lion.
According to the Odisha government, last census of tigers conducted by the use of both pugmark
and camera trap techniques in the year 2016 showed presence of 28 tigers in Mayurbhanj's Similipal tiger reserve, which is famous for Black tigers and is the only place in the world that houses the source population of the melanistic tigers.
We also get to know about their food pattern from the direct or indirect evidence that we get, be it in the form of a pugmark
or the dropping of its excreta.