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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Investigating Scat On The Interwebs...

For a few weeks now, some prankster has been dropping a few dookies every night in our parking lot.

In the morning there are usually 3 or so little piles of scat just waiting  for us to show up to work.

I figured they must be racoons and lo- and behold the interwebs came through. It looks just like this:

Raccoon  (Procyon lotor)

Droppings tend to be 2-3 inches long and 1/2-inch wide (like a dog's) and are often filled with remnants of what they have been eating lately. For example, if they are eating corn, you will often find corn remnants in the droppings. The same occurs when they are eating fruit etc.

Droppings frequently are found in piles (called latrines or toilettes) on roofs, in attics, in sandboxes, and areas open to the sky.

Bastard......




8 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see that you've got your shit together, and properly identified too.

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  2. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)September 29, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Damn bastards are always after my hens. Tore down wire fencing two days ago. I'm gonna have some nice warm fuzzy slippers this winter.....

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  3. Yeah, you can always tell when fall is here, because there are dead racoons everywhere on the roads. Which is better than them bothering my hens. ;)

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Bob. Damn that is some scary "crap"!

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  5. Looks like coyote shit to me.
    Similar size, all kinds of undigested food in them.

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  6. http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/survival-tips/how-to-kill-a-raccoon-that's-raiding-your-garden/msg35366/?PHPSESSID=300a52bff2af95c2e4555be4f643f518#msg35366

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