**NAME THAT SCAT** Can you ID this predator by its poop? (pic incuded)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ADozenGirlz, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. A coyote

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  2. A bobcat

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  3. A raccoon

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  4. A bear

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  5. An opossum

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  6. A dog

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  7. Other

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  1. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    I've found these types of scat in our backyard twice this week. Not coincidentally, one of my free-range Frizzles is missing. [​IMG]
    What's your guess, coyote, bobcat, something else? (we have it all in this area as our yard abuts hundreds of acres of woodland.

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  2. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say fox.
     
  3. tornado8070

    tornado8070 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say an owl.
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    An owl pellet would be under where the owl roosts, it contains only the hair/feathers, beaks, and bones of the prey it ate because it digests the organs and meat. Bobcats tend to bury their scat like other cats.
     
  5. Coyote or fox or some sort of dog. Thankfully, I am NOT an expert on poo though. Ha Ha uh uhgg!
    I think you can eliminate owl, opposum and bobcat.
     
  6. Weedchick

    Weedchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like coyote to me , I guess it depends on the size, seems fox would be a lot smaller than coyote. Why doncha run out and measure it for us? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. celticfarmer

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    In order to serve your needs more fully I will need measurements of both length and girth. Weight would be good too but I should be able to ID it by length and breadth.

    In all honesty, if they have similar diets it will be tough to distinguish coyote from fox other than size. You might have to pick it apart and see if there are remains of any animals to large for a fox to take down.

    It all comes down to: How bad would you like to know?
     
  8. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:I really want to know. But I draw the line at weighing it. [​IMG]
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  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    Oh you poor thing, I dunno what it could be, gonna try and google and reply back. Looks like its got reddish color, maybe thats dry dog food? mmm. sorry for your loss of your chicken. [​IMG]


    I googled some pictures, my guess a wild dog. coyote if you have the large acreage for them. (you mentioned woods so yeah).
     
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