Scat & Droppings Identification Key

Feces identification, also known as 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 identification of scat be sure to read our safety information.

Be safe. Droppings are dirty and germy. Avoid handling droppings without proper protection, which includes avoiding inhaling around it. 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)

 

   
       

 

 

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