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What

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Observer

rlrich3

Date

April 2024

Description

Definite grouse scats to the left on (likely drumming) log, but some comparatively large scats to right. They almost seem too large and oddly shaped for grouse, but they are not a great fit for turkey either, which is likely the only other possibility.

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What

Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Observer

torontoraptor

Date

April 20, 2024 10:57 AM CDT

Description

Beautiful clear prints. Note claws and print on toe 1. Fur is present in tracks as well.

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What

Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)

Observer

richard26

Date

April 5, 2024 02:59 PM MST

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What

Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)

Observer

richard26

Date

April 15, 2024 11:35 AM PDT

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What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

aguilita

Date

June 12, 2019

Description

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Scoggins Valley Park
50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road
Gaston, Washington County, Oregon

While driving around the road that circles the large lake at this state park, we encountered and briefly observed a smallish black bear that appeared to be alone and busy foraging. It was eating berries from the many berry bushes adjacent to the road.

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What

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

jonathanpoppele

Date

March 7, 2024 04:26 PM CST

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What

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Observer

thompsonmark23

Date

April 14, 2024 07:43 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

Observer

thompsonmark23

Date

April 14, 2024 04:21 PM PDT

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What

Cetaceans (Infraorder Cetacea)

Observer

moss_gonzales

Date

October 1, 2023 02:27 PM PDT

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What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

snakeysteve

Date

July 22, 2008 11:18 AM PDT

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What

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)

Observer

thompsonmark23

Date

April 13, 2024 11:51 AM PDT

Description

Cutting the base of the flower from the petiole. Presumably feeding on nectar or embryo at the base of the flower. Thousands of cut flower beneath the tree. Seem to focus on many flowers in single clusters.

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What

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

thompsonmark23

Date

April 12, 2024 12:25 PM PDT

Description

Pellet. Beneath perch commonly used by bald eagles.

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What

White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

Observer

someplant

Date

September 26, 2020 05:11 PM EDT

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What

Moose (Alces alces)

Observer

laurajb

Date

April 11, 2024 07:05 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

robmutch

Date

September 18, 2023 03:28 PM PDT

Description

Roaring River Ridge, Willamette national Forest, Oregon, USA.

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What

American Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Observer

michaelgold

Date

January 28, 2021 10:42 AM CST

Description

R.I.P. Beaver.

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)

Observer

veltkamp

Date

April 6, 2024 01:03 PM PDT

Description

Tracks

Ray-finned Fishes

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What

Ray-finned Fishes (Class Actinopterygii)

Observer

kzoebel

Date

April 6, 2024 01:14 PM CDT

Description

I think these are little marks where fish nibbled the algae off the rocks.

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What

Townsend's Chipmunk (Neotamias townsendii)

Observer

thompsonmark23

Date

April 6, 2024 04:13 PM PDT

Description

Witnessed

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What

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Ardenna pacifica)

Observer

rholmes925

Date

April 5, 2024 12:13 PM HST

Description

lots of nests dug into ground, birds present in nests.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

clt74

Date

March 21, 2024 08:58 AM CDT

Description

Grey squirrel eating tree buds! I like how you can see her cutting twigs to hold like little popsicles so she doesn’t have to reach precariously the whole time. Even a city squirrel doesn’t ONLY eat from bird feeders and garbage cans; I like seeing them perform natural behaviors. (Though as clever, adaptable, opportunistic omnivores, almost anything they eat could be considered “natural”… kind of like dogs and humans in that way. Still: congrats on the healthy eating habits, random squirrel!)

I believe these are oak trees but I’m rusty on my tree ID when no leaves are present so I could be wrong; one of my plans for later in the year is to go up and down the riverbank path and ID all the good-sized trees.

Update: also this is more photography practice for me, trying out camera settings and then editing backlit shots once I get home - I think they’re getting better than the last chunk of super backlit photos?

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What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

clt74

Date

March 14, 2024 08:49 AM CDT

Description

It didn’t really hit me until I saw this bird that the heron from last year probably wasn’t just in non-breeding plumage, but was an immature bird. This site has actual professional photography of different heron plumages: http://gustaviatex.com/blog/2020/2/21/great-blue-herons-are-ready-for-spring

(Side note, frustrating that iNat only offers “adult” or “juvenile” for mammals and birds and not infant/adolescent/juvenile/1st year immature/etc… but I peeked at the topic on the forums and there are way too many people who care way more than I do arguing about it and as I have no intention of volunteering my time to wrangle the database, I will stay out of it! For my own personal rule I will use “juvenile” for babies/fledglings and consider full-size independent birds as “adult” even if they don’t have full adult plumage yet.)

I have now read that it takes 4 years for herons to grow up enough to sport this look, and that at first things like the cap are a little messy. So I don’t believe this is “Slim” suddenly all grown up and returning to a haunt from a few months ago, because that black and white cap is SHARP. I think this is a different, much more mature bird. Look at those PLUMES! And the black and rust inside the wings! As well as the bright orange beak (difficult to see the blue lore). Very different. And compare the “flying past the dock” shot to the other bird I noticed a few days prior which is still mostly grey everywhere including beak and legs, no snazzy plumes. THAT one could theoretically be Slim… remains to be seen if they hang around and get noticed in the same few spots on a regular basis like s/he did.

It was raining pretty hard when I noticed this bird from the west side of the path just south of the Belmont bridge (near where that huge gull landed!) and I decided it was worth it to risk getting my camera out of my backpack and try to get photos, but in the struggle to get it out of its waterproof case (a little reusable silicon snack pouch) while huddling under the umbrella, I evidently messed up a bunch of settings, and ended up with a lot of garbage! Also the bird kept moving north as I crossed the river and headed towards the boathouse in the park. All told I took more than 500 shots over the course of about an hour trying to get something usable, because I could tell the camera was unhappy with how dim it was in the rain, especially if I tried to make the shutter speed faster to catch the plumes blowing in the wind even though they were soaking wet. Trying to get something artsy framed by the dripping twigs was fun though. These are my favorites, plus a couple shots to see how far away s/he was, one emphasizing what a weird skinny creature they are from the front, and one flying past the dock for better direct comparison with the previous bird. Even from the opposite bank through the trees, that bird was DEFINITELY looking right at me a lot of the time - not difficult when my umbrella is both neon and reflective - and the black and white pattern over the eyes really gives it a smug condescending impression at times, LOL. I’m simultaneously happy with some of these shots and disappointed they didn’t measure up to my hopes; maybe I’ll have to paint the scene instead,

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What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

liam_pentangelo

Date

March 9, 2024 11:36 AM MST

Description

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What

Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

Observer

mohitpatel845

Date

November 2022

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What

Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

Observer

thunefeld

Date

April 3, 2024 01:19 PM CDT

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What

Wapiti (Cervus canadensis)

Observer

iadams

Date

April 2024

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What

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observer

thunefeld

Date

April 1, 2024 02:33 PM PDT

Description

Tracks

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What

Meadow Voles (Genus Microtus)

Observer

jim192

Date

March 28, 2024 05:23 PM CDT

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What

Typical Herons and Egrets (Subfamily Ardeinae)

Observer

thunefeld

Date

April 1, 2024 02:44 PM PDT

Description

Tracks

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What

American Elk (Cervus canadensis ssp. canadensis)

Observer

rlrich3

Date

April 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Anastasia Island Beach Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ssp. phasma)

Observer

gizzardscout

Date

November 2023

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What

Kangaroo Rats (Genus Dipodomys)

Observer

leptonia

Date

March 2024

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What

Fuscatus-group Paper Wasps (Subgenus Fuscopolistes)

Observer

kzoebel

Date

March 31, 2024 11:56 AM CDT

Description

Wasp chewing off bits of wood, I included photos of the chewed parts.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)

Observer

kzoebel

Date

March 28, 2024 10:43 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

rick

Date

March 10, 2024 10:29 AM PDT

Description

5.0 inches in length

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

Observer

kzoebel

Date

March 29, 2024 12:10 PM CDT

Description

Two, one brown and one green. The brown one left droppings while I watched them. In the wider photo, the brown one is on the right.

Photos / Sounds

What

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Observer

jonathanpoppele

Date

March 23, 2024 01:44 PM CDT

Description

The toes appear much more slender than those of Great-horned Owl. Size appears to match this observation of Barred Owl feet:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/162574018

They appear similar in size to these confirmed (though very obscure) Barred Owl tracks:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69318561

And track morphology appears to match these reported Barred Owl tracks:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/81068916

Photos / Sounds

What

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Date

March 23, 2024 01:50 PM CDT

Description

Track length about 3.25" which is at the low range for great horned owl. Tracks seem less bulbous/robust than typical great horned owl tracks though. Barred owl maybe?

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What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

serpophaga

Date

April 23, 2015 06:47 AM PDT

Description

Found amongst mesquite woodland. Possibly/probably transported here by humans but bears and bear habitat are not terribly far from here and a starving/sick animal may have wandered onto the desert to die

Photos / Sounds

What

American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Observer

feenstra

Date

May 4, 2015 10:01 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris)

Observer

jim192

Date

March 28, 2024 05:46 PM CDT

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What

Leaf Blotch Miner Moths (Family Gracillariidae)

Observer

fmiudo

Date

June 1, 2022 11:59 AM -04

Description

This is more a didactic upload showing 2 types of leaf damage in the same leaf (mining and shotgun-ish)

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What

Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Observer

sdz456

Date

April 17, 2016

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What

Eastern Fairy-Slipper (Calypso bulbosa var. americana)

Observer

bogwalker

Date

June 3, 2009 12:01 PM CDT

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What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

loneflow

Date

January 22, 2013 01:40 PM MST

Description

tracks show lion broke through the ice crossing the creek

Photos / Sounds

What

Brush Rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani)

Observer

hog_whisperer

Date

March 2024

Description

Brush rabbit tracks

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Observer

hog_whisperer

Date

February 2024

Description

Great horned owl pouncing on a chorus frog

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Observer

jim192

Date

March 21, 2024 04:51 PM CDT

Description

Raccoon moving in 2x2 gait through deep, loose, dry sand onto firm damp sand. A pretty clear example of how substrate can affect the appearance of animal tracks

Photos / Sounds

What

North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)

Observer

kzias

Date

March 16, 2024 11:35 AM PDT

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What

Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

Observer

kzias

Date

March 18, 2024 03:43 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Coypu (Myocastor coypus)

Observer

kzias

Date

March 18, 2024 03:55 PM PDT

Description

There were also muskrat and beaver tracks at this location

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What

Chukar (Alectoris chukar)

Observer

kzias

Date

March 16, 2024 12:53 PM PDT

Description

I’m not positive on the ID here as I’ve never seen chukar tracks. But the stride length and size seem to rule out quail. Another possibility is gray partridge.

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What

Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Observer

a_monter

Date

February 27, 2024 10:43 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

yongseohaejulge

Photos / Sounds

What

Tacuazín (Didelphis virginiana)

Observer

jim192

Date

March 13, 2024 03:26 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Basilica Orbweaver (Mecynogea lemniscata)

Observer

zitserm

Date

March 11, 2024 12:20 PM EDT

Description

Egg cases

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

Observer

thompsonmark23

Date

March 12, 2024 06:01 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris)

Observer

jim192

Date

March 9, 2024 12:32 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Observer

dpsiminski

Date

September 7, 2021 07:21 AM MST

Description

Tracks and trail in damp sand. Coin 24mm in diameter. Garden Wash. San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

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What

Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)

Observer

taosit

Date

May 27, 2022 11:00 AM CDT

Description

Found in the ceiling of Dillard's Department Store

Photos / Sounds

What

American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

Observer

nacairns

Date

March 13, 2022 04:09 PM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

kzoebel

Date

March 2024

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Date

March 2, 2024 02:41 PM CST

Description

Jon Poppele's Bird Tracks books as reference here, comparing duck to gull

Photos / Sounds

What

Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Observer

cccrll

Date

February 2024

Place

Limón, CR (Google, OSM)

Description

Jaguar footprints on the beach of Tortuguero.

Photos / Sounds

What

Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Observer

cccrll

Date

February 2024

Place

Limón, CR (Google, OSM)

Description

Jaguar footprints on the beach of Tortuguero.

Photos / Sounds

What

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Observer

umpquamatt

Date

May 23, 2023 09:36 AM PDT

Description

Largest tracks. Smaller tracks are Sanderling. And the holes are from the Whimbrel's bill.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Observer

rlrich3

Date

April 2021

Description

central tail feather

Photos / Sounds

What

American Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Observer

yipkiyay

Date

March 19, 2018 03:30 PM PDT

Description

Willow tree adjacent to pond

Photos / Sounds

What

American Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Observer

cmorgan911

Date

March 19, 2018 03:34 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

eliotmiller

Date

February 23, 2024 12:11 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Moose (Alces alces)

Observer

larryrush

Date

March 1, 2024 04:38 PM EST

Description

Most of the Stripped Maple had evidence of the bark being stripped off.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Observer

mcburnett

Date

August 25, 2008

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What

Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Observer

tulipifera-ike

Date

March 2024

Description

Perhaps the same individual as here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/201066235. These tracks were only about a half mile apart from the other observation.

Photos / Sounds

What

Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Observer

tulipifera-ike

Date

March 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

bmurtha

Date

February 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Pocket Gophers (Family Geomyidae)

Observer

zeebrzz

Date

February 25, 2024 12:30 PM PST

Description

seen during our monthly tracking club outing. these mounds are curiously pocket gopher like. (we’re outside of their known range).

Photos / Sounds

What

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

jonathanpoppele

Date

February 29, 2024 02:46 PM CST

Description

Enormous goose track. Just under 5" for both length and width.

Photos / Sounds

What

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Observer

cassasauresrex

Date

February 26, 2024 08:54 AM CST

Description

Tracks. First time to see burrowing owl tracks!
Tracking with Earth Native at Monahans Sandhills state park

Photos / Sounds

What

Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Date

February 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Date

February 2024

Description

Neighbor Kitty out for walkies in the morning.

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What

Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Observer

joseph1992

Date

February 2024

Photos / Sounds

What

Mantids (Family Mantidae)

Observer

thunefeld

Date

February 26, 2024 11:39 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

Observer

jim192

Date

February 25, 2024 04:59 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Salamanders (Order Caudata)

Observer

rholmes925

Date

February 25, 2024 11:47 AM PST

Description

Salamander / lizard. found under bridge. Long trail, consistent front and hind prints in pairs on either side of trail. Tail / body drag consistent and fairly straight. Trail width about 1.5"

Photos / Sounds

What

Crows, Jays, and Magpies (Family Corvidae)

Observer

mackenzilamb

Date

February 25, 2024 05:22 PM PST

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What

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Date

August 21, 2023 02:51 PM PDT

Description

This section of mud is covered in bird tracks. The mud was deep and slippery. This area is referred to as Muddy Canyon.

I was photographing 4 Black-Crowned Night-Herons.

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What

California Thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum)

Observer

jim_carretta

Date

March 28, 2020 03:18 PM PDT

Place

Miramar (Google, OSM)

Description

18 - inch skipping stride.

Photos / Sounds

What

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Observer

kzias

Date

November 9, 2019 02:11 PM PST

Description

Ventura County Tracking Eval

thrasher or robin....let the debate begin

Photos / Sounds

What

Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Observer

asabspade

Date

August 26, 2019 12:34 PM PDT

Description

Arena Mina.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tacuazín (Didelphis virginiana)

Observer

ungerlord

Date

February 19, 2024 01:49 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Observer

zeebrzz

Date

February 17, 2024 05:34 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Marten (Martes caurina)

Observer

garth-olson

Date

August 2013

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

We think pine marten or ring tail ??

Photos / Sounds

What

American Mink (Neogale vison)

Observer

mackenzilamb

Date

February 11, 2024 04:27 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Domestic Dog (Canis familiaris)

Observer

thirty_legs

Date

June 2022

Place

Missing Location

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Observer

naturenutnicole

Date

September 9, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Observer

beartracker

Date

February 12, 1999 03:05 PM PST

Description

Tracks. Old photo from 1999. I was digging out my old digital photos and found a bunch of animal track and sign images. Date is accurate.

Photos / Sounds

What

Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Observer

tina216

Date

April 20, 2019 12:31 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor)

Observer

edanstark

Date

February 2024

Description

Scrape with scat

Photos / Sounds

What

Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos ssp. horribilis)

Observer

rlrich3

Date

December 2023

Photos / Sounds

What

Tacuazín (Didelphis virginiana)

Observer

amenkart

Date

February 1, 2024 12:25 PM EST

Description

Corrected observation to Virginia Opossum. Thanks for the feedback.

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