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Species Droppings?

Observed: 6th May 2011 By: Roper14Roper14’s reputation in Mammals
Droppings
Description:

Saw these droppings on a mound of dead grass next to a small pool of freshwater. I found the same type of droppings 2 meters away next to a separate pool. This was in a nature reserve in Cheshire set within some farmland, less than a mile from the nearest river (Weaver). The droppings were around an inch and a half long.
Any help in identifying the species that left this would be great....

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Could be mink -

looks like quite a bit of rabbit fur in it.

jamesedwardthornton's picture

It could be mink but I've

It could be mink but I've found stoat scats near water before. Did you smell it?

the naturalist man's picture

Scats

These are very twisted indicating stoat or weasel. At around 4cm long they are too small for mink.

From the amount of twisting I would go with weasel, also the size fits.

Graham Banwell

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