Scat ID

Scat & Droppings Identification Key

Identification of feces, or scat, can be a difficult task as feces change according to the animal’s diet. However, by asking the right questions you can go a long way to reduce the number of available suspects.

Stop-Warning

WARNING: Before you begin to identify scat, consider the health hazards associated it. Be safe. Droppings are dirty and have germs. Avoid handling droppings without proper protection and avoid inhaling near the droppings. If you have to touch droppings, use a tool and/or properly gloved hands. Some diseases may contracted through dust-borne particles.

 

Pellets. Plop tubular scat. Photo by Kirk LaPiere
Pellets Plop Tubular-Large
Ungulates

  • Deer,
  • Elk,
  • Llamas

Rabbits

 

 

  • Bear
  • Cows
  • Buffalo
  • Horses
Canines

  • Dogs
  • Coyotes
  • Fox

Raccoons

Felines

  • Bobcats
  • House Cats

Geese-usually green

 

Tubular small scat. Photo by Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. Scat with white.
Tubular-Small White Feces
Rodents

  • Mice,
  • Rats, etc.
  • Voles

Bats

 

Amphibians

Birds (all varieties)
Reptiles (all varieties)