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mystery photo-scat 094Whose scat is this? Photo taken this week, just prior to nor’easter. Red oak acorn caps for size reference. Please post responses under “comments.”

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18 responses

  1. ELi & Tucker

    Is it from a caterpillar?

    November 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

  2. David

    some kind of caterpillar

    November 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

  3. Jeanne

    newt or salamander?

    November 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

  4. Betsy Hawes

    Somebody small that ate well! A small bird?

    November 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  5. Suzanne

    I have never seen caterpillar scat so long and skinny, although that’s an intuitive answer. My guess is red backed salamander, given habitat and shape, though I’ve never IDed its droppings. Thanks for the size comparison.

    November 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm

  6. Looks like the pelvis from some rodent like you might find from an owl pellet.

    November 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

  7. Nancy Weaver

    Cotter Pin Mouse

    November 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

  8. laure

    a little owl

    November 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

  9. Kathie Fiveash

    I’m guessing red-backed salamander.

    November 28, 2014 at 3:48 pm

  10. Dean and Susan Greenberg

    How about earth worm?

    November 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

  11. A small bird?

    November 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm

  12. Lucy

    Chickadee?

    November 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm

  13. Michele

    Slug?

    November 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

  14. Marge

    Morning Dove

    November 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm

  15. Ron Willoughby

    I’m only guessing that it is some kind of an oak borer.

    November 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm

  16. Barbara deal

    Centipede?

    November 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  17. Jean Harrison

    Slug?

    November 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm

  18. Julie

    i like the red-backed salamander guesses, but my first guess was tiny snake that didn’t go into hibernation yet.

    November 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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