Who's is This?

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby barrym » 22 Mar 2018, 2:20pm

Ben@Forest wrote:
yakdiver wrote:A fox, not a deer


Yes definitely, deer droppings are more like rabbit or sheep. Otter scats can have that black twisted appearance but sometimes smell fishiy. I have heard the smell of otter scats being described as 'jasmine tea' - which puts me off the idea of jasmine tea...
Hmm, I disagree. I haven't seen a smoking gun as it were, but I know the deer spend the nights in one of our paddocks and the droppings are like very large sausages.
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Re: Who's is This?

Postby CliveyT » 22 Mar 2018, 3:59pm

barrym wrote:
Ben@Forest wrote:
yakdiver wrote:A fox, not a deer


Yes definitely, deer droppings are more like rabbit or sheep. Otter scats can have that black twisted appearance but sometimes smell fishiy. I have heard the smell of otter scats being described as 'jasmine tea' - which puts me off the idea of jasmine tea...
Hmm, I disagree. I haven't seen a smoking gun as it were, but I know the deer spend the nights in one of our paddocks and the droppings are like very large sausages.

Some of the larger breeds of sheep will produce similar- Texies certainly aren't going to waste time with little pellets. Not that there's likely to be a feral sheep wondering around your garden.
I always think a fox scat has more of a tail on it, and normally hair/bone/feather depending on what it's been eating, so I would suspect deer in this case.
Can you dognap someone's terrier? Let them take a sniff and they would soon tell you if it's fox or deer.
And yes otter spraints are very distinctive and I think quite pleasant- but that might just be because I can get out of my waders and stop because I know there are otters there

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby Mick F » 22 Mar 2018, 4:06pm

The "deposits" are still there, so went out into the garden with a ruler so you can see the scale.
The thing is, we've lived at this address for 21years next month, and we've never seen anything like these. We've owned dogs over the years, so maybe they are dog-like. Deer, we see plenty. Foxes rarely, and badgers rarely too. Sheep have escaped from the fields locally and into our garden, but the sheep poo is very different to what we have here.

We have three cats, but we never see their deposits let alone see them doing it, but you could argue that they are cat poo ............... but a big cat. :shock:

Some years ago when our elderly border collie was almost blind and quite deaf, i would take him for a run up in our woodland. A couple of acres of trees and undergrowth and the dogs we've had have really enjoyed there.

One early morning with said elderly border collie, I saw a cat. It was a big cat, pale dull brown all over and about the size of a labrador dog. It was definitely a cat by the way it moved. Our dog never heard or saw a thing, but I did. It loped away at a gentle run away from me through the bracken and then out of sight. I saw it for all of three or four seconds, but I've never forgotten it.

Maybe it's visited us in the garden?
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Re: Who's is This?

Postby cyclemad » 22 Mar 2018, 4:27pm

sorry....was caught short last night ...I promise not to do it again

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Mar 2018, 6:10pm

Positive thread alert +1, why I love these cycling fora :D

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby fausto copy » 22 Mar 2018, 6:28pm

Scatology.........
or is that some form of Jazz. 8)

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Mar 2018, 6:33pm

The Beast of Bodmin Moor at last!

After landsurfer: once a beast, always a beast
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Re: Who's is This?

Postby Vorpal » 23 Mar 2018, 6:10am

I would have said carnivore, at least. It's a bit big for a badger. You could break it up & see if there is anything identifiable in it?
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Re: Who's is This?

Postby Mick F » 23 Mar 2018, 6:38am

A little further to this story ................... and I've not broken it up to see inside as yet.

Sitting in the living room watching Netflix around dusk. Curtains open.
As bold as you like, a big male roe deer wandered slowly past the window. :D
The deer round here are roes, mainly smaller females, but this chap was BIG - biggest we've seen - and maybe his droppings are the ones in the garden.

Found this:
http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictu ... puser/6822
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Re: Who's is This?

Postby Vorpal » 23 Mar 2018, 8:48am

Usually you can see the pellets in deer skat, even if it comes out sausage shaped. So, the one in the link definitiely looks like deer. The one in the OP doesn't especially. But if you break it up, and can see the 'pellets', it's probably deer. If you can't, or you find bits of things in it, it's likely carnivore. Deer are ruminants. They digest things very thoroughly, so there is seldom evidence of what they have eaten, except for a few seeds.

If you still aren't sure, afterwards, you can try planting it, and see if anything grows. If it grows anything, the owner was a plant eater. If it doesn't, it wasn't. :mrgreen:
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Re: Who's is This?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Mar 2018, 12:21am

I think the answer is, it is your property if it was found on your land
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Re: Who's is This?

Postby thirdcrank » 1 Apr 2018, 11:13am

For some reason, the TV licensing bods are referred to as Crapita. Have they been holed up spying? :shock:

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby mercalia » 1 Apr 2018, 1:04pm

ah want to go for a swim?



how much would you need to get paid to do this job? :shock: :?

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby fausto copy » 1 Apr 2018, 6:18pm

Now that's what you call bog snorkelling!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Who's is This?

Postby bogmyrtle » 1 Apr 2018, 7:35pm

Whoever put the heading on the clip doesn't know the difference between silage and slurry.
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