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Dung, from what species?

Observed: 25th January 2013 By: reggie1

I found this pile of what I assume to be dung, full of caripaces from one species. I wanted to know what could have consumed them


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Droppings with bettle carapaces

Are frequently produced by foxes. It's difficult to get a sense of scale here, but that seems likely.
Badgers will also take beetles, especially when earthworms are in short supply, and the usual "sloppy" earthy dung can be replaced by this sort of consistency.
Hedgehog droppings are a lot smaller, usually more compact, but they also take beetles.

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Thank you for your help. The

Thank you for your help. The patch was probebly 15 cm long by 10cm wide.

I am amazed that it managed to find so many of the same species!