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Old 08-06-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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This post is pretty gross. Imagine studying a piece of poo for evidence of hair etc.. I hope this isn't a joke. LOL
I discovered some weird poo in my Moms yard this Spring which was huge! She has yellow lab, 80 pounds and this poo could have been his but I was thinking coyote. After some research and a close look at the scat it was determined it was racoon, that and she had a family of them living under her porch. I couldn't believe the size of the poop Whats a racoon weigh? 30-40 pounds??
Yours is definantly not dog.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Usually deer poo comes out in nice little round marbles. But, once in a while depending on what they are eating; they produce something similar to the OP's.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Scat id, makes me think bear..
Rocky Mts. Scat
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'd call it about 90% that you had a solitary boar of about 200 lbs. pass through.

I've never seen "scalloped" dog poo, FWIW.
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Scat id, makes me think bear..
Rocky Mts. Scat
^ these
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I think black bear is most likely. It looks a lot like the black bear scat on the right at this site: Black/Brown Droppings Identification It's weird that I can't find any evidence of its diet, except maybe a a couple insect pieces. Maybe it got into some dog food somewhere.

The trash can wasn't disturbed, but there was nothing edible in it.

Where we live I doubt a feral pig came through, and mountain lion is only a remote possibility - A bear is less scary anyway.

Hopefully the bear/bigfoot won't be a regular visitor.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:46 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I think black bear is most likely. It looks a lot like the black bear scat on the right at this site: Black/Brown Droppings Identification It's weird that I can't find any evidence of its diet, except maybe a a couple insect pieces. Maybe it got into some dog food somewhere.

The trash can wasn't disturbed, but there was nothing edible in it.

Where we live I doubt a feral pig came through, and mountain lion is only a remote possibility - A bear is less scary anyway.

Hopefully the bear/bigfoot won't be a regular visitor.
Out of curiosity, what about your location would make black bear more likely than feral pig?
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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I looked in my field guide and it looks exactly like Elk (slightly like a few of the other hoofed animals - antelope, etc). Apparently eating succulent stuff makes that kind of poo, so a deer is not out of the running. It might be fun to set up a night time web cam.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I looked in my field guide and it looks exactly like Elk (slightly like a few of the other hoofed animals - antelope, etc). Apparently eating succulent stuff makes that kind of poo, so a deer is not out of the running. It might be fun to set up a night time web cam.
I'm not sure I agree with that. Elk, moose, whitetail, blacktail, muleys, etc. that are eating foods with a high moisture content (like heads of lettuce from someone's garden) will make less formed poop, but it's still just the characteristic pellet form that has been "melted" and squished together like wet skittles in the car on a hot summer day. You can still clearly identify that it's comprised of pellets and, when broken, the breaks still want to follow the lines of cleavage from the individual pellets. This doesn't look like skittles and it doesn't break like skittles, this looks like Pillsbury flakey grands.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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Cleonidas, I've never seen anything other than pellets from those animals either, just reporting what I found in my guide.

Scoll down, the OP's picture kinda looks like buffalo too. Doubt they have those in their yard.

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I'm not sure I agree with that. Elk, moose, whitetail, blacktail, muleys, etc. that are eating foods with a high moisture content (like heads of lettuce from someone's garden) will make less formed poop, but it's still just the characteristic pellet form that has been "melted" and squished together like wet skittles in the car on a hot summer day. You can still clearly identify that it's comprised of pellets and, when broken, the breaks still want to follow the lines of cleavage from the individual pellets. This doesn't look like skittles and it doesn't break like skittles, this looks like Pillsbury flakey grands.
I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but jeez all these food references. I know that's where the scat comes from but heck I don't think of all that when I see a pile of poop, lol.

I still think it's Bigfoot. :P
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