Guess That Poop #1

Animal scat photographed 12/05/2010 near Blissfield Michigan.

What animal made this pile of pellet poop?  Scroll for the answer:

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White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus, Cervidae) photographed 06/15/2010 at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton Michigan.

This is the feces of a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus, Cervidae).  It’s hard to believe such a large animal can make such tiny little turds.  They’re pretty similar to the droppings of lagomorphs (rabbits, hares, and pikas) except lagomorph droppings are neat spheres while deer droppings are more tapered.  Deer poop is also slightly larger than rabbit poop.

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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