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Can you tell the predator by it's poop?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SouthernCalBeachChick, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. SouthernCalBeachChick

    SouthernCalBeachChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I know my dog let the girls out of the coop, but it looks like a hawk got one (just a pile of feathers) & I found this interesting pile of poop. Looks like it has berries. Coyote or ??
    [​IMG]
     
  2. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Berries? Omnivore is what comes to mind, which could be raccoon or possum if its a cat sized poo or even dog if large poo or any number of things depending on the area.
     
  3. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks racoonish to me
     
  4. Oldfort_mailman

    Oldfort_mailman "The Fortfather"

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    It looks like it could be bobcat or raccoon. Cant really tell from the pic how large the terds are though. I have seen bobcat stool that looks exactly like that though. A feral cats poop may look like that as well, though.
     
  5. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raccoon
     
  6. SentryFE

    SentryFE Out Of The Brooder

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    Taste it if it taste like chicken it is your predator. [​IMG] Looks like coon to me.
     
  7. Oldfort_mailman

    Oldfort_mailman "The Fortfather"

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    You know i was expecting a good "lets pull up a stool and check this out" line but I cant imagine anyone wanting to know that badly.
     
  8. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I'm too pooped to figure it out.
     
  9. TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks very similar to bear scat to me! [​IMG] Probably unlikely, but you have bears in your area? If it's not a bear I'd bet it's another omnivore such as raccoon.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011

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