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9-28-17 mystery photo 049A5348

Whose scat??? (Hint: Size – ¾” diameter; Location – near body of water) Please respond on Naturally Curious blog site, www.naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com under “Comments.”

 

42 responses

  1. Vance ODonnell

    coyote

    October 5, 2017 at 6:31 am

  2. Lontra canadensis

    October 5, 2017 at 6:35 am

  3. Alice Pratt

    What a lucky find…I think it’s Beaver 💩

    October 5, 2017 at 6:36 am

  4. Sara Hart

    Too much poop and too big for a mid-size animal. Not twisted, like a canine’s. Could it be a bear’s?

    October 5, 2017 at 6:41 am

  5. River Otter?

    October 5, 2017 at 6:58 am

  6. My guess would be bear.

    October 5, 2017 at 7:05 am

  7. Marie

    I can’t wait to find out what it is…..there was a pile on our lawn earlier this summer..we live near a small river. It was smaller than bear scat. It is beaver?

    October 5, 2017 at 7:07 am

  8. David Thomas-Train

    Mink or otter. Cannot tell if the whitish stuff is liquid or solid; if solid, perhaps fish scales.

    October 5, 2017 at 7:16 am

  9. Kathy Schillemat

    Otter or mink. Or muskrat.

    October 5, 2017 at 7:25 am

  10. Sandie Sabaka

    Otter

    October 5, 2017 at 7:39 am

  11. Otter?

    October 5, 2017 at 7:50 am

  12. Josh

    River Otter

    October 5, 2017 at 7:55 am

  13. Jim Lafley

    I’m a better guesser when I come upon stuff in the field, but I think it might be otter.

    October 5, 2017 at 8:05 am

  14. Leah D Basbanes

    Looks like Raccoon scat with Otter markings on top!

    October 5, 2017 at 8:34 am

  15. Charlie Perakis

    Black bear
    acorn scat

    October 5, 2017 at 8:48 am

  16. Sue Showalter

    Otter?

    October 5, 2017 at 9:03 am

  17. Noel

    Not seeing any fish scales, so I’m gonna guess beaver

    October 5, 2017 at 9:11 am

  18. Black Bear??

    October 5, 2017 at 9:36 am

  19. dp

    Otter 🙂

    October 5, 2017 at 9:37 am

  20. Peter Minnich

    Coyote

    October 5, 2017 at 9:43 am

  21. robert moore

    River Otter

    October 5, 2017 at 9:49 am

  22. Jean Knox

    My guess is the scat is from a beaver. Bits of bark in the scat. Looks like pieces of dark chocolate! The mucus might be from a substance that helps with digestion.

    October 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

  23. LP Harville

    Otter

    October 5, 2017 at 10:24 am

  24. rachel

    Fisher? Beaver? Otter?

    October 5, 2017 at 10:25 am

  25. Ron Willoughby

    river otter

    October 5, 2017 at 10:34 am

  26. pkallin

    If it smells like dead fish, probably an otter.Peter

    Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

    October 5, 2017 at 10:36 am

  27. Gale Hubley

    Raccoon?

    October 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

  28. I was gonna say Fox but since everyone else is saying Otter … lol

    October 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

  29. Margaret Yatsevitch

    My first thought was bear, but I think it is too small. What about raccoon? Muscrat, perhaps? Beaver is probably the right ID, proposed by another commentator!

    October 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

  30. Gwyneth Loud

    rivre otter?

    October 5, 2017 at 11:44 am

  31. Margaret

    Beaver

    October 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

  32. Too small for Coyote, no visible bones like a fish eating otter’s. Bear would be larger and full of berries. I’m guessing Beaver.

    October 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

  33. mariagianferrari

    The slimy quality suggests river otter to me too.

    October 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm

  34. Looks like mink to me!

    October 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    • Oops, wasn’t taking diameter into account–I’ll go with fisher.

      October 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

  35. Natasha Atkins

    I’m guessing raccoon because of the elongated shape.

    October 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  36. Bill On The Hill...

    Raccoon scat… yum, yum…

    October 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm

  37. David Penland

    Beaver?

    October 5, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  38. Elizabeth

    Muskrat?

    October 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm

  39. Alice Pratt

    I can hardly wait till the “pooper” is revealed!

    October 5, 2017 at 6:54 pm

  40. Young black bear that has been eating apples…

    October 5, 2017 at 8:07 pm

  41. Christina Driver

    beaver?

    October 6, 2017 at 6:03 am

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