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Old 05-18-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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What kind of scat is this?

Found it in the Catskills a few weekends ago on Halcott Mountain. My first thought was Moose, but they aren't in the Catskills. Second thought is bear, but it was larger than any pile of bear scat that I've ever seen.

The pile was easily about 8-10 inches across, and at least 6-8 inches tall.

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Old 05-18-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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I would have thought bear also. Sometimes they're quite large, but the dimensions you cited are impressive! Maybe one dump on top of another? Diet issue with a bear? Bear scat I've seen is usually black. I don't recall green. We saw quite large ones on Cradle Rock Ridge the other day, and in quite large numbers in one area.

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Old 05-18-2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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I should also add that there were some obvious large footprints, about 5 inches across, in the ground nearby. Unfortunately, the ground wasn't pliable enough to reveal any more specific details about the foot prints other than their size.

Whatever it was, bear or not, it seemed to be following the faint herd path that ascends the second drainage south from the parking area for Halcott. I wonder if he saw what he could see when he got to the top?
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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That's bear. They are eating a lot of the new growth and buds this time of year, like yummy fiddleheads. I saw a bunch more last weekend and heard a few others.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:43 PM   #5
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Sorry for the thread drift but look what the baby bear did.



And look what I did!

Actually, for educational purposes this shows the variability in scat.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:47 AM   #6
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That's bear. They are eating a lot of the new growth and buds this time of year, like yummy fiddleheads. I saw a bunch more last weekend and heard a few others.
That was going to be my response! All that greenery they are eating now results in large volumes scat that looks like it came from a herbivore.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:52 AM   #7
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Actually, for educational purposes this shows the variability in scat.
And during berry season I've seen 'em as purple as Rik's tights.
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This thread is bunch of crap!
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:04 AM   #9
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yeah, bears this time of year are basically grazing animals. you can imagine what that much fiber does to their scat color and volume.
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And during berry season I've seen 'em as purple as Rik's tights.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:40 PM   #11
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Scat

Loos like Ursus Americanus la crapsies to me...

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Found it in the Catskills a few weekends ago on Halcott Mountain. My first thought was Moose, but they aren't in the Catskills. Second thought is bear, but it was larger than any pile of bear scat that I've ever seen.

The pile was easily about 8-10 inches across, and at least 6-8 inches tall.

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:53 PM   #12
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Sorry for the thread drift but look what the baby bear did.

Actually, I think that might be coyote, which can get to what looks like "baby bear" size - that's an awful lot of fur and bone for bear scat.
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Actually, I think that might be coyote, which can get to what looks like "baby bear" size - that's an awful lot of fur and bone for bear scat.
Hehe, 'bout time someone called me on that.

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Didn't Ella Fitzgerald sing some mean scat?
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Hehe, 'bout time someone called me on that.

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Yeah, ouch! Red squirrel jaw bone?
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When the bears come out of hibernation don't they have a huge dump?
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When the bears come out of hibernation don't they have a huge dump?
I hate when that happens
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Especially when I'm hiking through wearing a new pair of white tights.
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