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    Default What Scat is that?

    I found this small pile on the backside of my lot. It's 1-1.5 inches long and 1/4 inch in diameter. Looks to be used often from the bottom stuff being light in color and dry vs moister darker stuff on top. No, I didn't touch, taste or smell it. For the Cheech and Chong fans out there I doubt it's "Labrador". Any wisdom is appreciated.

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    I'm going with Grouse. Probably deposited in a snow burrow during this past winter.
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    Good point. Thanks

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    Yep, taiga is right. Grouse it is. Ptarmigan looks like that too, but I'm guessing from the broadleaf deciduous birch leaves on the ground, that you didn't find this scat in a location where ptarmigan dwell.

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    Correct on the Birch leaves Jack. It blows my mind how much wildlife can be overlooked in my own backyard. I've lived in this house for over 7 years and have never seen or heard a grouse flying or walking across any part of the lot. Yet here is evidence. Lol! Would be cool to see one with some chicks in tow roaming the yard.

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