What could this be??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by NewHomesteader2010, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. NewHomesteader2010

    NewHomesteader2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Johnston County, NC
    I was outside tending to my chicks today and noticed some "strange" scat (pebbles) on the ground. I was wondering if anyone out there knew what kind of animal leaves "coco-puff" sized droppings? Just want to make sure my boys & girls aren't being visited/stalked by something sinister. :confused:Thank you so much in advance for any thoughts. (Sorry no photo...the baby kept trying to play in the scat, so I thought better of it). [​IMG]
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  3. N2Shown

    N2Shown Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like it could be a variety of things. Rabbits, sheep, goats, and deer all leave that kind of dropping!!
     
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  4. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wild Rabbit?
     
  5. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first thought is a cottontail rabbit. Don't know of any predator that would have scat as you described.
     
  6. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a rabbit. And unless you have the Monty Python variety, I'm sure nothing to worry about, lol.

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  7. NewHomesteader2010

    NewHomesteader2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
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    We do have wild rabbits and deer. Thanks everyone!! Just happy to know it's not something planning on making a meal out of my group!! You have put my mind at ease, THANK YOU!! I was worried for a moment because we do have coyote and I was hoping none would be that close to the house!! <sigh of relief> Thank you again!!
     
  8. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just a fluffy little bunny!
     
  9. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like hop drops!
     
  10. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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