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Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Mammal > Squirrel. You can see the bushy tail of the squirrel very good even if the carcass is badly destroyed.

Brown Hare (European)


Mammal > Hare. The ears and the hind legs usually remain in often run over or longer lying animals and serve as a good identifying feature.

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Red Fox

Mammal > Fox. Foxes belong to the family of dogs and are therefore often difficult to distinguish from dogs.

Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)


Mammal > Hedgehog. Hedgehogs can be clearly identified by their spines. Even if the dead hedgehog is lying on the street for a long time, the spines are still clear to see.



Mammal > Cat. Characteristics that often remain recognizable even with heavily damaged carcasses, are paws, head and coat color.

Cricetus cricetus - (Lubin, Poland)


Mammal > Small Mammal > Hamster. Hamster are relatively easy to identify by the typical coat color.


Pine Marten

Mammal > Marten > Pine marten. The pine marten is considered to avoid humans and therefore prefers large closed forests.

Berlin Siemensstadt

Stone Marten

Mammal > Marten > Stone marten. The stone marten is considered typical synanthropic therefore occurs in villages and big cities.


European Badger

Mammal > Marten > Badger. Badgers are easy to identify by their characteristic coat patterns.

Europäischer Ziesel in Hockerstellung

Ground Squirrel

Mammal > Ground Squirrel. Ground squirrels are colored brown or gray on the top and white underside. The tail is relatively short, as the legs.


Green Toad

Amphibian > Anuran > Green Toad. Green toads are mainly crepuscular and nocturnal. The green toad is bright with greenish spots on top.


Grass Snake

Reptile > Snake > Grass Snake. The grass snake has yellowish white to orange, crescent-shaped spots on the back of the head.