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If you think you recognize the subject of this Mystery Photo, please go to the Naturally Curious blog, scroll down to “Comments” and enter your thoughts.  Size:  3” x 1 ½”.  Hint:  found near a large body of water. (Discovered and submitted by Jody Crosby)

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32 responses

  1. Stein

    Beaver scat perhaps…

    July 31, 2020 at 8:04 am

    • Sandy

      Otter scat

      July 31, 2020 at 9:05 am

    • Jon Bravo

      I agree with Stein – Beaver Scat

      July 31, 2020 at 10:12 am

  2. Elizabeth Hall

    owl pellet?

    July 31, 2020 at 8:09 am

  3. Hugh Schultz

    Looks like an Owl Pellit

    July 31, 2020 at 8:11 am

  4. elizabeth perry

    Beaver scat? I know it rare to find as it is usually in the water. However Beaver scat is primarily wood.

    July 31, 2020 at 8:14 am

  5. Alice

    My first thought was an owl pellet, but compared to all the grasses, it seems way to big to be that. Now I’m thinking coyote scat, after it ate a furry animal, but it’s not really ‘scat shaped.’ That’s what I think it is.

    July 31, 2020 at 8:16 am

  6. Kathryn Dean

    Beaver scat

    July 31, 2020 at 8:34 am

  7. Otter scat

    July 31, 2020 at 8:40 am

  8. Noreen M Anderson

    Coyote scat?

    July 31, 2020 at 8:55 am

  9. osgoodjill

    Osprey pellet.

    July 31, 2020 at 8:58 am

  10. Virginia Cazort

    Some sort of cacoon.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    July 31, 2020 at 9:19 am

  11. Dianne Rochford

    Looks more like vomit than scat

    July 31, 2020 at 9:22 am

  12. Nancy N Childs

    Great Horned Owl Pellet

    looks like rodent bones in there…

    July 31, 2020 at 9:38 am

  13. Bobbie Rausch

    Weasel scat

    July 31, 2020 at 9:40 am

  14. Bobbie Rausch

    Or River Otter

    July 31, 2020 at 9:47 am

  15. Sharon Thibault

    Otter scat

    July 31, 2020 at 9:59 am

  16. Sara

    I am thinking a Hawk pellet that ate a red squirrel?

    July 31, 2020 at 10:49 am

  17. Patty Maxfield

    I see an eye & a beak…very strange. A dead hawk?

    July 31, 2020 at 11:17 am

  18. owl pellet

    July 31, 2020 at 11:28 am

  19. Charline Kellerman

    river otter scat

    July 31, 2020 at 11:37 am

  20. Betsy Janeway

    The eye and beak make me think this may be a dead baby bird (owl, hawk?) in a scat

    July 31, 2020 at 11:44 am

  21. Kathy Schillemat

    Owl pellet.

    July 31, 2020 at 12:18 pm

  22. Shaped and packaged like a pellet…a beak or claw clearly visible…maybe remains of a turtle?…by the water…do Great Blue Heron’s cough up pellets? I’m going with that – GBH.

    July 31, 2020 at 12:57 pm

  23. Rebecca

    Imprint from small fish that was later eaten?

    July 31, 2020 at 12:59 pm

  24. Mimsy Beckwith

    Pellet from a Great Horned Owl who’d eaten something with excellent claws?? Poss a young fisher, etc.??

    July 31, 2020 at 3:27 pm

  25. Roosting whippoorwill?

    July 31, 2020 at 5:17 pm

  26. Looks like what river otter leave. Just throw some crawfish parts in it. Ha ha.

    July 31, 2020 at 5:21 pm

  27. phil daley

    Is that a Whip-por-will?

    August 2, 2020 at 1:59 pm

  28. Ruthie Ireland

    Otter Scat

    August 2, 2020 at 4:40 pm

  29. linda

    A bug? Seems my brain is telling me I looked something that looked like that once.

    August 3, 2020 at 5:47 am

  30. linda

    Not a bug. Enlarged photo. Scat or vomit from something like others are saying

    August 3, 2020 at 5:51 am

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