Today we are going to explore commonly encountered scat because…why not? Scat is animal poop, and not only can we identify animals by looking at their poop, but sometimes we can tell what they have been eating too!
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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.
Visual guide to common scat (poop) in New Hampshire, from the NH Fish and Game Department.
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