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A pile of dirt. I bet it's hiding something.

Webber, when examining a Suspicious Dirt Pile.

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Öh! I löve a gööd hunt.

Wigfrid, when examining an Animal Track.

Suspicious Dirt Piles are naturally spawning objects. They can be found randomly in the world and will change locations if players are more than 200 metre away. Once examined, the Suspicious Dirt Pile will be uncovered by the Character and replaced by an Animal Track pointing in the approximate direction of travel. Another pile of dirt will then spawn 40 metre away in that approximate direction. There is a ±30° difference in the actual direction compared to the direction shown by animal track.

Upon uncovering the final footprint (there can be between 6 and 12 per hunt), the character will alert the player that the creature is close. A Koalefant or an Ewecus will be spawned rather than another track. The chance for spawning an Ewecus starts at 5% on Day 1 and increases gradually to 33% on Day 100. The mob will remain in the world until it is killed, regardless of which Seasons pass.

The track will disappear after 37.5 seconds, terminating the hunt. The track will disappear after 22.5 seconds if there is rain or when the world wetness is more than 15. Player has to wait 5 seconds after their track has washed away before a new set tracks will spawn for the player.

There is a cooldown of 432-720 seconds after completing a hunt

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In the Reign of Giants DLC, Suspicious Dirt Piles have a 50% chance to lead to a Varg instead of an Ewecus. As such, on day 100 there will be a 16.5% chance of spawning an Ewecus and another 16.5% of spawning a Varg.

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In Don't Starve Together tracking Suspicious Dirt Piles in the Oasis Desert during a Spring Rain will lead to a Volt Goat instead of a Koalefant (retaining the chances for an Ewecus or a Varg).

During the Year of the Varg event in Don't Starve Together, if a trail of Suspicious Dirt Piles is investigated while an active Varg Shrine is in the world, it will always lead to the event-exclusive Set Piece consisting of a Clay Varg and twelve Clay Hounds.

Hunt surprise chance
Custom setting Day 1 Day 100+
Never -- --
Less 1.25% 8.25%
Default 5% 33%
More 10% 66%
Lots 70% 90%

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