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Old 06-24-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Spring, TX
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Default Can anyone identify what animal leaves these droppings?

I have been finding these droppings on my front porch and inside my garage lately. They seem too big for mouse droppings and are really strange. This sounds gross but if you step on them it looks kinda like a bunch of bug parts. I wouldn't be too concerned if I had only seen them outside, but I am kind of wanting to know what is lurking in my garage. Any ideas??
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:41 AM
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Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Looks like a dead cicada. Cicada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They're everywhere right now.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Default Frogs...

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I have been finding these droppings on my front porch and inside my garage lately. They seem too big for mouse droppings and are really strange. This sounds gross but if you step on them it looks kinda like a bunch of bug parts. I wouldn't be too concerned if I had only seen them outside, but I am kind of wanting to know what is lurking in my garage. Any ideas??
Do you have a pond, or does your neighbor have a watergarden/pond? I have a watergarden in my backyard, and these turds look like they come from the frogs. From what I've seen, it is not the common toads, but the green frogs, with the big webbed feet. They sure do eat lots of bugs and mosquitos. They come out only at night, and don't always croak, unless they are in a breeding mode. They hide in nook and crannies, under mulch, pots, etc.

BTW, I see these on the rocks around my pond, and ocassionally see them on the leaves which are floating in the water, so that is why I am almost sure they come from frogs.

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Old 06-24-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Kennesaw, GA
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Default My Guess.

It's a bit difficult to tell the exact size, but it looks like you might have a raccoon visitor. Second guess is an opossum.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Spring, TX
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I'm hoping it's the frogs since I doubt a raccoon or opossum gets in my garage..YIKES! I do have frogs hanging outside my front door almost every night. They are the green frogs not too big though so I am surprised their poop is so big. There are no ponds anywhere near me. I did think of frogs first, but like I said the poop is like an inch long! I have found a frog or 2 in my garage as well, so I think I have figured it out. Thanks for the help, I feel much better now.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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Default Just curious...

I did a Google search on 'what does frog poop look like', and I think what you have is frog turds! According to many of the responses, it is dark brown, the shape of a peanut. That is what I see at my home, even today. I think you are safe in that it is only a frog.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: California
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Frog poo! A raccoon and opossum, leave alot bigger than that!
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:54 PM
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Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Da*n, ya know, dead cicadas I can handle. Freaking FROG POO? No. Can't deal. Bug parts in froggy feces! I might vomit! http://******************/vomit-smiley-544.gif (broken link)
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Spring, TX
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It is very gross..they are leaving me their little presents almost nightly!
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: California
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They are hanging out by your lights, that attract bugs...breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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