Spotting is when you see your animal using your Binoculars. When you clearly hover over the animal you will be prompted to press E and in big capitol letters, "SPOT ANIMAL". Spotting will give information about what type of animal it is, what level, and even how it is feeling with certain Skills. If there is foliage between you and the animal preventing you from getting a clear view of the animal, you cannot spot the animal.
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