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Wildlife: What scat is that?

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MartyJo
Fayette, IA
(Zone 4b)

April 26, 2011
8:25 PM

Post #8523100

We've become very familiar with deer scat in our yard, but not with this. I'm guessing raccoon, but would like a more educated opinion. (Hope I'm not offending anyone.)

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2011
1:35 PM

Post #8524500

The neighbour's cats leave something similar on our lawn every day :-((

Resin
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

April 27, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8525276

Skunk, and Raccoons leaves me gift like that here.
Resin, cats usually bury their excrement. I doubt a cat would have done that.
MartyJo
Fayette, IA
(Zone 4b)

April 28, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8526088

Thanks for your input on this output. Size is difficult to gauge in a picture like this without any scale, but I've never seen cat litter this large. Based on a Google image search, I'm still inclined to think raccoon. (Maybe I just don't want it to be skunk!)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8526194

burn_2007 wrote:Resin, cats usually bury their excrement. I doubt a cat would have done that.


Not when they think they own your garden - then they leave it out as a territorial warning to other cats. And definitely the neighbour's cats, frequently see them in the process of depositing it . . . yukk!

Resin
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

April 28, 2011
9:40 AM

Post #8526227

lol Resin, has to be a male thing, this time of year. ;0)
jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

April 29, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8529299

Oh boy! Annother round of "Name that Poop". I love this game.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8540909

Jyl. ROTFL!! That's why we are all here!

I guess raccoon too. I have the same black mess in my yard.

All the outdoor cats around here leave their's uncovered. They aren't my cats either, and I too see them from the window. Plus their's is often on the runny side. At least now I know why they don't cover it.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

May 5, 2011
1:05 PM

Post #8541833

Yewwww, lol

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2011
4:31 AM

Post #8543254

More yewwww when I don't see it and run the mower wheel thru it :o(

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8543442

Or the strimmer . . .

Stercus accidit
Little_things
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(Zone 10a)

June 2, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8604244

We moved into cat heaven without knowing it - 2 of the neighbours has 3 cats each and 2 others 1 each - we sit in the middle and seem to be the meeting point - try and garden with that!!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2011
5:39 AM

Post #8605762

Resin, that's worse!!

Little, that is a dilema!

I was gifted with two more raccoon plops. One with corn, so he came from the elevator across the street :o) This is the second time and it's in almost the same place as the first. He's got a road going thru my yard, LOL!

adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

June 4, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8608472

If it's black and tarry...my guess would be Fox.
crittergarden
Pittsburgh, PA

April 4, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9070183

So whose was it?

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #9070430

ROTFL!!

I'm wondering too. We have a full spring and wanderers ahead of us :o)
crittergarden
Pittsburgh, PA

April 5, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9070546

Too dark and smooth to be cat...
Not enough fur and seeds to be raccoon...
Got groundhogs there?
Small dog?
darnvoles
Victoria
Canada
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9182871

Depends on the size... it looks like it has hair in it... so it is a meat eater. I have seen cougar scat that looks like that... don't know if you have coyotes, but it is a lot like cougar scat only smaller. Raccoon is just slightly larger than a domestic cats.
Hope some of this helps. I am not familiar with all of the wildlife in Fl.
darnvoles
Victoria
Canada
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2012
9:20 PM

Post #9182874

I meant Iowa. sorry...:-)

riceke

riceke
Snellville, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9235657

Perhaps a coyote???

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