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Old 10-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Have found scat like this in my yard a few times the past couple years. First time was much bigger and thought bear due to all the berries. But now i am thinking maybe raccoon... the oak leaf is about 5-6 inches long. any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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Size wise it's raccoon or skuNk would be my guess coyote also will eat blackberries but when other stuff is more scarce. My guess would be skunk.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Could be bear maybe a small one. It's cylindrical except when they're heavy into berries and then it loose. When you see one Raccoon dropping you usually see several and like Coyotes they like to leave it someplace you can see it like on a rock or trail.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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We do have some skunks around, very active, havent seen coons. But that dont mean poop....
It was (and has been) out in the open, and I had read that about raccoons
Gman, small bear was the only bear I had in mind as well.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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That looks kind of sloppy for raccoon scat...
Most raccoon droppings are only tapered on the , uhmmm, "leading" edge, and are sharp on the finishing end. On a quiet night, you can actually hear those raccoon butts slamming shut!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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On a quiet night, you can actually hear those raccoon butts slamming shut!!
So THAT's what that noise is! Huh.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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I doubt skunk. I'm pretty sure its coyote. Coyote scat was loose like that here a couple weeks ago when they were eating apples and berries. Right now the frogs are on the move to the lakes and ponds and they're gulping them down now and the scat is black.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #8
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For what its worth, ive seen the same type of scat throughout the spring and summer, not just now
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:48 PM   #9
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Looks like raccoon feeding on Black Cherry. Bear scat commonly has the same content but the pile is small (not that they don't sometimes have small scats as well). I would guess one of the two favoring raccoon IMO
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #10
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looks like wild grape seeds and skins to me. if so it could even be red or gray fox scat or anything that would feed on grapes.
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