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Dropping identification #6234455
05/06/18 03:36 PM
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Had a customer ask me to investigate what was leaving droppings all over her back porch table. Above the table was a can light, and the can light trim allowed enough gap around the lamp for a bat to roost every now and then and deposit it's droppings. There was no bat there when I removed the lamp so I screened off the excess gap. While I was there however, I noticed a few piles of the droppings pictured below. They are about the size of a half dollar... not on the table below the light, but spread about the porch aggregate floor. There was a tuft or two of what appeared to be rabbit fur present as well (or possibly squirrel). This is an elevated porch with no steps... only accessible from the upstairs of the home. Otherwise something would have to climb the columns. I can't say I've seen feces quite like this before. Could it be squirrel? I don't get a lot of squirrel calls but it looks to long and puddled for squirrel. Any help would be appreciated.



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Re: Dropping identification [Re: _fletch_] #6234669
05/06/18 08:51 PM
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Fletch, they look like bird droppings to me. I do lots of pigeon work and those arenít out of line for size and shape, though some pigeons make me wonder if they are the size of a dog with some of what comes out of them.

Iíd be thinking bird of some sort... tried to blow up pic but based on what I can see and the squiggly piled shape and appearance....

On the Bat can lights, had one guy with 4-7 bats per light can on a new porch addition next to a lake. Smaller myotis Yuma I think and they loved those cans! Owner was rarely there so they were perfect! 20+ cans, 80-90% had bats. After season covers were added after removing bulbs and assuring no bats. Letís the light through but no Bat roosts anymore.

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Re: Dropping identification [Re: _fletch_] #6234881
05/07/18 01:40 AM
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Is day birds too, doesn't look like any bat droppings I've seen


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Re: Dropping identification [Re: _fletch_] #6235127
05/07/18 04:02 PM
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Not Squirrel, Sq is tubular with pointy ends, 3/16 to 5/16 inch's long.


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Re: Dropping identification [Re: _fletch_] #6235136
05/07/18 04:15 PM
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Alright, thanks Justin, Michigan and Bob. Don't know why I didn't think about bird, but I thought they were typically not that dark? Anyway, I'll pass the information along to her. Thanks!!!

Re: Dropping identification [Re: _fletch_] #6238754
05/13/18 12:20 AM
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If they were straighter, I would say weasel.


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