hca26's picture

Is anyone able to identify the animal that left this?

Observed: 19th August 2011 By: hca26
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
Is anyone able to identify the animal that left this?
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fox (Vulpes vulpes) interacts

Comments

leenestofvipers's picture

smell

Did you notice a smell?

ranon.2011's picture

Probably fox as the ends are

Probably fox as the ends are pointed.

hca26's picture

small

Thank you, it could have been fox as I know there was a fox around but I thought that maybe it was a smaller animal. I know it is difficult to tell size from the photo (I was on a holiday walk so no ruler in pocket) but that is a moss at the side of it to give some idea of size.

I didn't notice any smell but did find similar poo in other places in the area. It was woodland on the edge of Loch Lomond.

the naturalist man's picture

Droppings

These are a little thin for fox, but such things depend on diet and the animals, erm . . . movements.

However, the whole dropping appears twisted which, with the apparent size, indicates stoat rather than fox I think. However, it is hard to be sure.

Graham Banwell

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