Scat ID help

Posted by: gman

Scat ID help - 12/20/18 07:15 PM

I'm wondering if this is bobcat scat. Thanks for any reply's
Posted by: Utk1

Re: Scat ID help - 12/20/18 07:27 PM

Thatís what it looks like to me. See any other old white dropping nearby with small bones in them? But Iím not a poop expert.
Posted by: gman

Re: Scat ID help - 12/20/18 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Utk1
Thatís what it looks like to me. See any other old white dropping nearby with small bones in them? But Iím not a poop expert.


None that I saw but I wondered why it didn't cover it up. I'm trying to catch my first bobcat. I came across it this morning while scouting out a new area. I've read that I should set on sign. That's why I'm hoping it is from a bobcat. Thanks for your help Utk1.
Posted by: redsnow

Re: Scat ID help - 12/21/18 07:59 AM

Hmmm, hard to tell. Looks about the right thickness for a cat turd.

Not sure, but is that some kind of 2-track or 4 wheeler trail?

Just looking at the ground, it's too rocky for a cat to cover up it's crap. New York, end of December, that almost looks like frost or a little dab of snow around those rocks.

Here thinking, I don't recall ever seeing a place where a bobcat has ever dug, like at a mouse or Chipmunk hole.

I do remember finding where a bobcat took a crap on a tree stump, and covered it up with snow. It had it's turd covered good, but that's what was under that little pile of snow.
Posted by: Hal

Re: Scat ID help - 12/21/18 08:27 AM

Bobcats are not house cats, they don't cover their droppings in most instances.

Originally Posted By: redsnow
Here thinking, I don't recall ever seeing a place where a bobcat has ever dug, like at a mouse or Chipmunk hole.


Bobcats do not dig. They make their living with their needle sharp claws, and they can't afford to jeopardize dulling their claws with digging.

And that does look like a cat turd. Set a trap.
Posted by: gman

Re: Scat ID help - 12/21/18 07:01 PM

Your right redsnow , it is a 4 wheeler trail. The ground was frozen and there was frost also.


Thanks for confirming it Hal. I can't set a trap on the trail because of kids riding their atv's. I'm thinking of making a set off to the side where I can hang some flagging. This way if one gets caught , it will be out of sight from the atv trail.


I sure would like to catch one on Christmas morning