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Spraint

Observed: 2nd March 2013 By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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24-spraint
Description:

Quite long, on top of a hump and within metres of a river.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Rob Coleman's picture

Looks like a fox poo to me...

Looks like a fox poo to me...

Rob Coleman

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Fox

I did wonder if it might be fox!
Thanks

Valerie
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nightfly's picture

Maybe mink Valerie? Long and

Maybe mink Valerie? Long and thin looking for fox. Does look like fox in texture/colour but the shape might be more minky?

Cathal.

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Mink

The habitat would be right for mink, so it could be.

Valerie
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the naturalist man's picture

Spraint

This is twisted along its full length and full of downy feathers. This indicates it's from a small mustelid - weasel, stoat and, considering where found, polecat, pine martin or mink.

A scale could be useful.

Graham Banwell

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