Guess That Poop #2

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

What animal made this granola-like feces?  Scroll for the answer:






Raccoon (Procyon lotor, Procyonidae) photographed 04/05/2010 in Palmyra Michigan.

This is a dropping from a raccoon (Procyon lotor, Procyonidae).  Since raccoons will eat a wide variety of food, their scat can vary quite a bit in appearance depending on what food is available.  The sample above seems to be a pretty healthy mixture of berries, corn, and other plant material.  During warmer months it can also contain bits of insects, crayfish, and other arthropods.


About Jeremy Sell

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