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OT sort of: What kind of wild animal poop is this at my feeder? (1 Viewer)

JustMe777

New member
Hi all! :)
I hope it's ok to post this here...
I sure hope someone can solve this mystery for me...
I've seen this poop here before and I always thought it was a possum because I used to more freely feed BOSS and had a possum or two who came at night to enjoy it and I caught them in the act a few times. There would always be lots of this poop the next day.
I started feeding more sparingly and only in hanging feeders and that stopped happening until recently.

I have a small hanging feeder on my covered porch and just below it on my deck is a tray feeder and sometimes some seeds fall into it from the feeder above it. I've been noticed the same kind of poop again but it's a little smaller this time. Exact same make up though.
Very dry and fibrous. Looks like it mostly eats grasses and seeds... ?

I am in Eastern TN and this animal is definitely nocturnal as the poop is always appears overnight. And obviously this animal likes BOSS. ;)

Here are two pictures of the poop:

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/e4936faa4c113acd9af387648ee15ae1f505f5ef.jpg

http://images.yuku.com/image /jpeg/37c3606848003154987d83998ced57b84ff42a34.jpg

Thanks a lot! :)
 

nikiapple

Member
Hi all! :)
I hope it's ok to post this here...
I sure hope someone can solve this mystery for me...
I've seen this poop here before and I always thought it was a possum because I used to more freely feed BOSS and had a possum or two who came at night to enjoy it and I caught them in the act a few times. There would always be lots of this poop the next day.
I started feeding more sparingly and only in hanging feeders and that stopped happening until recently.

I have a small hanging feeder on my covered porch and just below it on my deck is a tray feeder and sometimes some seeds fall into it from the feeder above it. I've been noticed the same kind of poop again but it's a little smaller this time. Exact same make up though.
Very dry and fibrous. Looks like it mostly eats grasses and seeds... ?

I am in Eastern TN and this animal is definitely nocturnal as the poop is always appears overnight. And obviously this animal likes BOSS. ;)

Here are two pictures of the poop:

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/e4936faa4c113acd9af387648ee15ae1f505f5ef.jpg

http://images.yuku.com/image /jpeg/37c3606848003154987d83998ced57b84ff42a34.jpg

Thanks a lot! :)

Although it is easy to make a mistake visually in identifying scat, I feel that it is from a squirrel. Given the size and shape plus it being common to find around birdfeeders is the reason I believe this even though they're not considered nocturnal.
 

JustMe777

New member
Although it is easy to make a mistake visually in identifying scat, I feel that it is from a squirrel. Given the size and shape plus it being common to find around birdfeeders is the reason I believe this even though they're not considered nocturnal.


Thank you so much for your reply! :) I really appreciate it as I was wondering if anyone was going to take a guess! ;)

But no, it's not squirrel poop. I have tons of squirrels here and have seen plenty of squirrel poop and this is not it.
Thanks a lot though! :)
 

Izabella

New member
Mystery poop

Hi all! :)
I hope it's ok to post this here...
I sure hope someone can solve this mystery for me...
I've seen this poop here before and I always thought it was a possum because I used to more freely feed BOSS and had a possum or two who came at night to enjoy it and I caught them in the act a few times. There would always be lots of this poop the next day.
I started feeding more sparingly and only in hanging feeders and that stopped happening until recently.

I have a small hanging feeder on my covered porch and just below it on my deck is a tray feeder and sometimes some seeds fall into it from the feeder above it. I've been noticed the same kind of poop again but it's a little smaller this time. Exact same make up though.
Very dry and fibrous. Looks like it mostly eats grasses and seeds... ?

I am in Eastern TN and this animal is definitely nocturnal as the poop is always appears overnight. And obviously this animal likes BOSS. ;)

Here are two pictures of the poop:

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/e4936faa4c113acd9af387648ee15ae1f505f5ef.jpg

http://images.yuku.com/image /jpeg/37c3606848003154987d83998ced57b84ff42a34.jpg

Thanks a lot! :)


I have the same poop in my feeder! Did you ever find out what kind of animal it's from?
 

Shanopla

New member
Owl poop

Hi all! :)
I hope it's ok to post this here...
I sure hope someone can solve this mystery for me...
I've seen this poop here before and I always thought it was a possum because I used to more freely feed BOSS and had a possum or two who came at night to enjoy it and I caught them in the act a few times. There would always be lots of this poop the next day.
I started feeding more sparingly and only in hanging feeders and that stopped happening until recently.

I have a small hanging feeder on my covered porch and just below it on my deck is a tray feeder and sometimes some seeds fall into it from the feeder above it. I've been noticed the same kind of poop again but it's a little smaller this time. Exact same make up though.
Very dry and fibrous. Looks like it mostly eats grasses and seeds... ?

I am in Eastern TN and this animal is definitely nocturnal as the poop is always appears overnight. And obviously this animal likes BOSS. ;)

Here are two pictures of the poop:

http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/e4936faa4c113acd9af387648ee15ae1f505f5ef.jpg

http://images.yuku.com/image /jpeg/37c3606848003154987d83998ced57b84ff42a34.jpg

Thanks a lot! :)

From memory looks like owl poop.
 

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