Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Scat

OK...so this may be gross to many. I have posted it strictly for Linda at Braincheese and for anyone who has an interest in the diet of predatory mammals. Either a coyote or bobcat/lynx left this bit of poop behind on the trail I was on a couple of weeks ago. It was quite old poop, perhaps even from the winter, but you can make out two long white things in the poop that I tapped with a stick to determine the hardness. I think it's teeth from a shrew or mole type rodent, which is common prey for the above mentioned predators, especially in winter.



I now return you to your regularly scheduled blog...

S.

3 comments:

Lisa Emrich said...

Very interesting. That poop's got some teeth. What better to grip the earth.....?

BRAINCHEESE said...

I wish this picture were I blog award! I would break my "no award posting" rule and proudly display it on that *other* scatty blog!!!

Thank you, thank you...LOL

Shauna said...

I had an e-mail from a new reader today who was a little concerned about the amount of poop on my blog and the interest shown in it. I suggested it was because Braincheese is a nurse. And nurses seem to be obsessed with BMs and poop.

Linda,
Feel free to make this into whatever you'd like. And post it wherever it makes you happy....

S.