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Is this Fox Poo (1 Viewer)

delia todd

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We found these (several of them) along a forest road in Angus.
 

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delia todd

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Thanks for looking Bartolli.

Fox was the only thing we could come up with. It seemed too big to be Pine Marten and we couldn't think of anything else really.
 

Corvus cornix

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I'd agree it looks to contain fruit stones or similar. Could that make the droppings a bit loose and so a different size or shape to the normal? I wouldn't like to say what species it's come from, scatology isn't realy my strong point I'm afraid |8.|

Cheers
 

Nutcracker

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:brains:|^|Get somebody with a Labrador to walk past it. If it rolls in it it's fox's.

Rich

Reminds me of an incident at a local nature reserve near a riding stables . . . a horse went past, and dropped a load on the path. Moments later someone's Labrador ran up, sniffed it, and promptly wolfed the whole steaming pile down. Cue, dog owner's utter disgust, and group of birders burst out laughing . . . :-O
 

Farnboro John

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Foxes are opportunist omnivores and will quite happily take berries and other fruits. If the size is right (I have nothing to scale it off) then I see no reason why it can't be fox poo.

John
 

Swissboy

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Foxes are opportunist omnivores and will quite happily take berries and other fruits. If the size is right (I have nothing to scale it off) then I see no reason why it can't be fox poo.

John

I recently (in October) encountered poo with lots of mountain cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) on a hike in the Swiss national park, and was sure it had to be bear because of the high amount of such berries. But I then learned that this was fox, too. Badger would have been a possibility, but we were too high up, near the tree line, almost.
 

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