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What critter left this dropping?
« on: September 01, 2020, 02:38:35 PM »
Edge of the cornfield and obvious what its been dining on. The flashlight is a Mini-Maglite (6.5 inches long and 1" wide at the lens)



 

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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 02:49:15 PM »
Bear, hog, or me!  Or a pained coon.
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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 03:01:59 PM »
An extremely robust racoon or a very vegetarian coyote LOL

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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 04:02:37 PM »
I zoomed in a little from the original. You can see an aged and different scat to the left of the picture. Usually you see some berries, seeds, fur or something mixed in. This looks like steers in lot being fed straight corn except for the cylindrical shape. I saw the same sign in the old hayfield I was bush hogging but didn't stop the tractor. I would guess coyote from size and shape and know they will eat corn but this a new one to me. No sign or history of hogs, every now and then a bear passes through. Coons are knee deep but if its a coon its a whopper!



 

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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 04:18:27 PM »
Raccoons have unusually large scat for their size. Never ceases to amaze me what they can eject. Id guess coon is the culprit, but everything that walks, crawls, and flies likes sweet corn. 
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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 04:24:52 PM »
Raccoons have unusually large scat for their size. Never ceases to amaze me what they can eject.


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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2020, 10:12:40 AM »
Youve ruled out hungry meth heads right?

I mean, free corn..
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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2020, 11:06:04 PM »
Any evidence of a path or trail to determine the possible size of the animal?
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2020, 05:57:13 AM »
Any evidence of a path or trail to determine the possible size of the animal?
No discernable trail. The ground was getting dry enough that only a hooved animal would leave a track. We had some real rain Thursday and I set up a camera Sunday over some table scraps to see what all might be roaming through. A path around the edge of a ripe cornfield will get pictures of all the usual suspects so unless I see something out of the ordinary, pictures probably won't help narrow it much.

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Re: What critter left this dropping?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2020, 09:13:16 AM »
my guess would be a big buck.

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2020, 09:42:05 AM »
Deer are ruminants so I doubt that it was a deer: LINK


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