Mammal and Reptile Tracks at Bin Saud



Mammal and Reptile Tracks at Bin Saud

In December, 2004, the group traveled to Bida bint Saud to examine the archaeology. In the sand near the roundabout at the base of the hill we found evidence of nighttime activity by small mammals and reptiles.

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Some of the tracks of overnight activity
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Small reptile tracks
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Close-up of the tracks
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View of tracks of a nearby burrow
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Footprints of a small mammal, perhaps a gerboa
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Detail of fresh tracks
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For many small mammals, it is only safe to feed at night
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Hopping motion of a small mammal


 


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