The boardwalks and asphalt on the trail provide a great opportunity to see tracks and scat left behind by the wildlife. Scat is another name for animal poop. While scat may seem disgusting to some people, it can be a valuable learning tool for biologists. By examining scat, we may learn what types of food the animals are eating. This may be especially important when dealing with endangered red wolves. For centuries, hunters have been using tracks and scat to find animals for food and clothing. Many photographers rely on tracks and scat to discover locations for taking great photos.