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Offline luvthebirds

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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2010, 11:14:26 PM »
Well, Madrona.  You are turning me into a poopologist.  I am on the trail for scat in the yard!  Yesterday mr. ltb, told be there was fox poo on the deck... so I headed out with my trusty camera and found.....  what I think is maybe raccoon poop?  Didn't look like what I thought was fox poo we had seen before.  There were three different piles, including one on a patio chair. yuck.  The one on the chair had a lot of fur in it.  Maybe from a rat.  As I am only a beginning poopologist, I did not disect the poops.  A little too fresh.  :msick  And then mr. ltb disappeared them.


one of the piles, a bit yucky I must say


the pile nearby the first bunch


the poo on the chair

Today there was another "gift" from the raccoons (?) in nearly the same spot as yesterday, but only one pile.


Note that I am becoming more scientific in my poopquest, as I put a ruler by the poo.  Each "log" was about 8mm or 3" approx.
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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2010, 11:20:29 PM »
Yesterday, after checking out what I think may be raccoon poo, we saw some other scat down a stairway from the deck.  It looks more like fox poo, but is smaller than what I have seen in the past.  Maybe it is from some other animal?  Or maybe fox?


a set of (fox?) poo on the landing below the cement


another set of (fox?) poo on the cement one a little higher than the first
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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010, 11:34:28 PM »
Oh luv!  I am duly impressed.  After checking out the site that compared fox and raccoon scat, I'd guess that the last two pics are of fox scat.  Are the little black things seeds?

And ... when I come and visit, I'll try to remember not to sit on that patio chair ...  :msick
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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2010, 12:06:57 AM »
Madrona, the seeds in the fox poo pictures are from acacia pods I believe.  While I have seen seeds in fox scat, they are more likely from berries or fruits.  The acacias' pods burst in the late summer heat and the seeds are all about.

Well, Madrona, if the patio chair is out, you can always use the chaise lounge I saw a fox napping on last summer. :eclol. Note what great condition our chair pads are in; maybe the raccoons are telling us just what they are  good for.  :ecnono
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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2010, 11:45:25 AM »
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Note that I am becoming more scientific in my poopquest, as I put a ruler by the poo.  Each "log" was about 8mm or 3" approx.

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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2010, 05:04:43 PM »
I'm really glad that this thread/topic doesn't have a "smell" feature!   :eclol
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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2010, 09:37:47 AM »
I actually tried clicking on the poop luv to get a closer look, oh what has happened to me. :biggrin3

Another vote for dinosaur poop book ends  :nod2

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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2010, 02:28:03 PM »
Bear Ursus americanus vancouveri

A bear along the Somass River & possibly his scat:




 



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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2010, 03:08:56 PM »
erg! a lot of acorn shells in that bear pile,and ick! slugs?
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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2010, 04:51:39 PM »
Those are apples, seeds, look like fish bones maybe, grains. :dunno I'm wondering if the bear pooped on the slug & he was just crawling out, ewwww.

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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2011, 09:01:15 PM »
March 12 - I could finally go outside and walk around the year (a scene of mass destruction due to the storms that split many trees in half).

I think we have the deer to thank for doing an excellent job of trimming some evergreen bushes that were badly overgrown - and they left gifts!


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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011, 09:12:23 AM »
This is something we see quite often around the yard.



It looks like a small scale version of Nancy's 'find' in her yard!  But this came from a smaller critter, that is often seen munching on our windfall Asian apple pears.  (Must like the extra juiciness!)


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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2011, 04:17:37 PM »

I came across this while walking along the Mokeulumne River  today it has bee since eary 1980's since I was in Denali National Park .. scat was prevelant.. but this sure looked like it to me and it was very large pile


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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2011, 05:01:30 PM »
Definitely looks like sign from a bear, Cali! Few critters leave piles that large. Ungulate scats look more like what Madrona and Nancy posted - though sometimes they are in clumps.

Probably a black bear... Grizzlies make even larger piles. Any Grizzlies in your area?



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Re: Scat Facts! (Learning more from what they leave behind)
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2011, 06:22:42 PM »
Last year there was speculation of a couple grizzly sightings last year.. no one took much stock in the claims.. be have black bears up country a bit .. this is low about 1000 ft elevation