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1-10-18 mystery photo 049A1842Recently at least three creatures found food and/or shelter in my woodshed. Can you identify any of the three from the signs they left behind? Please enter responses by clicking on “Comments” at the bottom of this post on my blog at (Hint:  this photo was taken before chipmunks emerged)

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30 responses

  1. Kay Berggren

    squirrels gotta be one. But I’m curious about the nut. Looks almost like a pecan. ?butternut?

    March 7, 2018 at 7:23 am

  2. Alice Pratt

    What a feast! Someone’s’ are good hunters & must have full bellies! And they are sharing. Squirrel? Red Squirrel? Mice…Chipmunks?? Are they eating black walnuts? Berries? Hickory Nuts?

    March 7, 2018 at 7:31 am

    • Bill On The Hill...

      Well Alice, you beat me to the punch with your guess!..LOL.
      I would further add the possibility of a bird getting in on the action.
      Bill Farr…

      March 7, 2018 at 9:08 am

      • Alice Pratt

        Clever, knowledgeable and interested minds? A bird pooping on the picnic table…oh, well, who cares 🙈😮

        March 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

  3. Caroline Demaio

    Squirrel feast

    March 7, 2018 at 7:31 am

  4. Doreen Morse

    Is that white spot bird droppings? Also, mouse and chipmunk I’d guess.

    March 7, 2018 at 7:42 am

  5. Kathy Schillemat

    Grouse, red squirrel
    Not sure of the third-gray squirrel?

    March 7, 2018 at 7:58 am

  6. linda shelvey

    the white might be junco poo. we’ve had several using our woodshed!

    March 7, 2018 at 8:01 am

  7. Guessing by what might be around, I’d say squirrel, or maybe mice. I’ve seen chipmunks out on warm days in Southern NH. Anyway, what kind of nut, and are their *droppings involved (*black things among the stuff on the floor)? Sorry if this posts twice. I didn’t see my first post.

    March 7, 2018 at 8:02 am

  8. Betsy Hawes

    Red squirrel. maybe a wren. Not sure who was eating the acorns…

    March 7, 2018 at 8:15 am

  9. Mice, red squirrel, and raccoon?

    March 7, 2018 at 8:20 am

  10. Kathie Fiveash

    Mourning dove, white-footed mouse, but those white little cylinders? Don’t know.

    March 7, 2018 at 8:27 am

  11. Lucy Hull

    Red squirrels, mice and flying squirrels?

    March 7, 2018 at 9:27 am

    • Sally

      Squirrel, chipmunk, maybe a mouse and I see bird droppings.

      March 7, 2018 at 10:02 am

  12. Jon Binhammmer

    Red squirrel, white-footed mouse, and dark-eyed junco.

    March 7, 2018 at 9:32 am

  13. Kathryn

    It would appear that your woodshed offers a nice cozy retreat.

    March 7, 2018 at 10:35 am

  14. Walter Korzec

    Three critters in woodshed: possum, white footed mouse and red squirrel

    March 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

  15. Sam Rounds

    red squirrel and grouse and chipmunk

    March 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm

  16. Nancy N. Childs

    mouse, red squirrel and chipmunk….

    March 7, 2018 at 1:18 pm

  17. I would guess squirrel, mice, and some kind of bird.

    March 7, 2018 at 2:27 pm

  18. Mimsy Beckwith

    Red squirrel, mouse, and bird.

    March 7, 2018 at 3:56 pm

  19. doug fogal

    Mouse left little turds
    Chip munk left accorms
    Red squirrel left conifer cone pieces

    March 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

  20. Alice Pratt

    I just re-read….hmmmmmm…Mary wrote that Chipmunks hadn’t emerged yet Some of us didn’t read carefully…😮😬😹

    March 7, 2018 at 6:23 pm

  21. Silly Monkeys

    Maybe a skunk? Speaking of skunks,any ideas on how to non-harmfully get rid of a skunk? We have one living right by our house and we have a dog On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Recently at least three creatures found food and/or > shelter in my woodshed. Can you identify any of the three from the signs > they left behind? Please enter responses by clicking on “Comments” at the > bottom of this post on my blog at http://www.naturallycuriouswi” >

    March 7, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    • I’ve had luck with a have-a-heart trap…with no spraying involved. Good luck!

      March 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm

  22. The cylindrical white turd on the left looks a lot like many I’ve seen here left behind by dark-eyed juncos. The seed remains are maybe from squirrels, both red and gray?

    March 8, 2018 at 11:56 am

  23. Linda Whipple

    I am going to say the poop is black bird, squirrels usually consume all of the nut, I think. Possium?

    March 8, 2018 at 2:03 pm

  24. Ruthie Ireland

    Chipmunks, mice, red squirrels!

    March 8, 2018 at 7:56 pm

  25. Sam dunn

    My guess is ,mourning dove,deer mouse, and dark eyed junco

    March 12, 2018 at 8:12 am

  26. Sam dunn

    By the way,Mary, thanks for the skunk capturing idea😁It’s going to save our dog from a nasty suprise🐶

    March 12, 2018 at 8:16 am

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