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    Poop on the porch

    Why is it that Bear and She Bear find a baby bird on their deck and I find piles of poop?

    Our deck is about 10 feet up in the air with steps and a gate at the top of the steps. We have a sensor light and sometimes it comes on at night, but when I have gotten up to check I've never seen anything out there, and if there was a person the shadow would show through the blinds.

    Anyway, this morning I looked out on the deck and there, under one of the chairs, were two piles of poop! So I got on line and the closest thing I could find in the images on line was bear poop but it could not be that because it was under that chair in a corner by the wall. So I asked Gramps and he said it had to have been a raccoon or a 'possum. It was probably a raccoon because they could easily climb the steps and over the gate. It also wasn't fresh, so Gramps said it was easy to scoop up. We do not open the blinds every day, and sometimes Gramps opens them in the morning and doesn't look down at the deck, so it could well have been there a while.

    I admit that is MUCH BETTER than waking up and finding a dead mouse in a trap in my bedroom which was a daily occurrence for a while until we got the crack between the front porch and the house sealed.

    Living in a semi rural area is such a joy!

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    Bear promise it not him! She Bear want you to know that bird left plenty of poop. As for mouse, one time Bear's had cat follow them on walk and back to Bear Cave. She Bear gave cat milk. Next morning cat left Bear's a half a mouse! Never saw cat again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckerjoe View Post
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    Bear promise it not him! She Bear want you to know that bird left plenty of poop. As for mouse, one time Bear's had cat follow them on walk and back to Bear Cave. She Bear gave cat milk. Next morning cat left Bear's a half a mouse! Never saw cat again!
    Granny knows it wasn't any bears of any kind. Bears don't fit under chairs.

    Bear had nice cat that paid for its meal in cat currency.
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    I'm no "scatologist" but something leaves it poop on my driveway and sidewalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
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    I'm no "scatologist" but something leaves it poop on my driveway and sidewalk.
    Whatever it is, it knows not to venture into land mine territory!
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    What was in the scat? Can tell a lot by that.

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    If it was very dark and had berry seeds in it, it was probably a raccoon, they love to poop in places that will tick you off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmacgyver0 View Post
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    If it was very dark and had berry seeds in it, it was probably a raccoon, they love to poop in places that will tick you off.
    It was dark but I didn't get close enough to see what was in it, and there aren't any berries in season around us yet. As mentioned, it was fairly dried by the time I saw it and Gramps scooped it. I know that raccoon skat will sometimes have some undigested corn in it, and there was nothing that looked like that at all.

    Just looked up raccoon poop on line again and that is definitely what these things looked like. Not that it helps to know for sure.
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    We had some raccoons using the porch of our cabin as their toilet a couple years back.

    I sprinkled a liberal amount of chili powder on the steps and that put an end to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Red View Post
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    We had some raccoons using the porch of our cabin as their toilet a couple years back.

    I sprinkled a liberal amount of chili powder on the steps and that put an end to it.
    Little side story on the chili powder treatment: Years ago I had a beagle that would dig a golf ball hole in the yard every day! 4-5 inches wide, about 6-8 inches deep. I tried filling the holes with the dog's poop, etc., but it just either dug it out or dug a new one.

    Someone told me about mixing hot chili powder in with the dirt and filling the hole, so I did. The dog ATE the dirt! The dog pooped dirt piles.

    Moral of the story--beagles are really stupid.
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    My grandma had a beagle named Herman.

    She loved that dog, but you're right, he was about as sharp as a bowling ball.

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