Photo compliments of  Fresh Eggs Daily


Our friends over at Fresh Eggs Daily are trying to figure out what predator is hanging around their chicken coop, by identifying the scat they found in the area. Pretty clever, huh?!

We have a good idea what it is based on lack of hair in the fecal, blunt ends, and the presences of seeds ... but will save our thoughts on the matter so that y'all can play along.

Oh, by-the-way, this was found on the path leading down to the river on a farm in Virgina.

So, can YOU id this fecal? Do you think you know scat?



Give up? Here are a couple of links that might help you out >>>  http://icwdm.org/inspection/Scat.aspx  or   http://www.terrierman.com/scatanswers.htm.  

Here are a few books you can check-out too >>> What Shat That?: A Pocket Guide to Poop Identity,  Tracks, Scats and Signs, Scats and Tracks of North America, and North Woods Animal Scat Guide

 ... and last, but not least, there are even a few phone apps out >>> Scats & Tracks of North America (iphone/ipad) and Scats and Tracks of North America (Android)



 Oh, almost forgot this one ... the Minnesota Zoo has a GAME on the subject too >>> http://www.whopooped.org ... and the coup de grâce >>> a Children's book "Track that Scat" complete with a teacher's manual !


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date Saturday, February 4, 2012

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