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Table 3 Comparison of PII classification of non-feeding (directed or searching) and feeding/cache sites with field verifications of those activities for five of six cougars described in Table 1

From: Quantifying animal movement for caching foragers: the path identification index (PII) and cougars, Puma concolor

  Correct Incorrect Total
AS02
Non feeding 2 0 2
Cache 20 4 24
Total 22 4 26
  85%   
C07
Non feeding 26 0 26
Cache 17 10 27
Total 43 10 53
  81%   
AS07
Non feeding 3 0 3
Cache 13 3 16
Total 16 3 19
  84%   
C04
Non feeding 22 0 22
Cache 26 4 30
Total 48 4 52
  92%   
P26
Non feeding 7 2 9
Cache 40 18 58
Total 47 20 67
  70%   
All
Non feeding 60 2 62
Cache 116 39 155
Total 176 41 217
  81%   
  1. Movements classified as non-feeding were considered correct if site investigations found no prey remains or signs of scavenging, and were considered incorrect if any of those evidences were present. Cache site classifications were considered correct if prey remains were found or evidence that the prey item had been scavenged, and as incorrect if no prey remains were found