Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. L.D. Wooster
The hair of small and medium sized mammals is often found in the stomachs, feces and pellets of predators , for example in the stomachs and feces of coyotes and in the pellets regurgitated by hawks and owls. These pellets produced by hawks and owls and the feces of mammalian predators are the undigested residue of what these animals have eaten. If the hair from these sources can be identified, then much desirable information concerning the food of predators can be obtained. The purpose of this study has been to determine whether or not such identification is possible.
Copyright 1939 Earl R. Oyer
Oyer, Earl R., "A Study of The Structure of Hair As A Means of Mammal Identification." (1939). Master's Theses. 302.