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Animal: Cow, Bos primigenius
Location: QLD
Time of year: Start of Spring
Terrain conditions: Pasture land
Notes: Thick mucus blood from giving birth, Area was also wet from water bag breaking not seen clearly in photo. Although cattle birth could be seen on many animal giving birth
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Name of collector and date of collection: Auscraft 29-08-2011
 
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Animal: Cow, Bos primigenius
Location: QLD
Time of year: Start of Spring
Terrain conditions: Pasture land
Notes: placenta Again could be a sign of birth from a multitude of animals usually expelled some time after birth within 48 hours. Also note wet area around can help determine how long it has been passed
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Name of collector and date of collection: Auscraft 30-08-2011
 
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Animal: Cow, Bos primigenius
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Terrain conditions: Pasture land
Notes: Hoof print
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These tracks are quite unusual. It was taken on a gently sloping hillside some time after a soaking rain. Water is oozing slowly over the surface. A cow has at some time passed through the puddle. However, there is no silt in the water above the depression of the print. There is silt in the depression. It can only happen when the water flow is very slow, so turbulence does not displace the silty water in the depression, but washes away the unprotected silty water above the print (which would have been present initially when the foot left the water). The silty water in the depression is denser than the rain runoff due to the sediment load, so tends to stay in the bottom of the depression. Since any fast flow would cause turbulence and wash out the silt the print must have been laid after the major rain had stopped and the runoff rate had tailed off to some degree.
 
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Urine. So fresh the foam is still trapping air in bubbles. A few minutes old, made by some six to nine month cattle, deer would leave a siilar volume and drop.
 
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