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Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? #6592847
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I have never heard of them but I was on a small island in a 10 acre lake and there was a area about 8 ft x 12 ft that was littered with poop that was what seemed to me to be beaver poop. Anyone ever see this ?












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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592862
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Only place I have seen beaver scat is in the water


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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: white17] #6592915
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Originally Posted by white17
Only place I have seen beaver scat is in the water

Ditto.
Are you sure it wasn't otter poop. A close ispection will verify. Saw dust, or fish scales and bones.


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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592920
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Ditto also



Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592922
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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592925
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Only time have see beaver scat was in the water or washed up onto ice that was downstream of the lodge.


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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592929
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Only seen it in the water, I would believer what you saw to be otter.

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592962
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Ditto in the water !

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592968
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Could it be moose scat. Sometimes it can look similar.

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6592974
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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593164
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Nothing in poop looks like what an otter would eat (scales ,bones ,feathers ) looks like all organic stuff (homogenized organic ) here is a picture. Picture not loading . help












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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593199
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Only noticed it in water .

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593201
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Muskrat? Blue heron or other large birds nested above?

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593205
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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593210
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Same for me....only seen beaver scat in the water. Looks like a sawdust turd. I've got a pic somewhere of several beaver turds in a spring-fed creek on the upstream side of a beaver dam. Water is crystal clear....turds all over the bottom.


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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593248
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Sawdust ping pong balls.
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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: Bogmaster] #6593365
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Originally Posted by Bogmaster
Sawdusr ping pong balls.
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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593391
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If yer just trappin blankets, you can target males by finding toilets with the seat up.

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593422
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They only poop in the water to mask the sound of their embarrassingly loud farts.

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593454
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Could be that island is an area that was used during period of high water. Often when the upper Mississippi floods the beaver migrate into back water slews and CCC ditches until the water recedes. Areas outside their bank dens, or areas of higher ground, they used during the high water periods, will have left over droppings completely dried up and in eddies below bank dens.
Could also be where a trapper was dumping beaver carcasses, for a bait station, and what you are seeing is stomach paunch. Eagles can easily spread it around that far, and 8-12' would be small for eagles.

Maybe a weathered porcupine toilet?


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Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: 52Carl] #6593578
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
They only poop in the water to mask the sound of their embarrassingly loud farts.



This man is wise. He has obviously knows these creatures well. I laughed so hard I hurt my face the first time i heard it....

Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: g smith] #6593943
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I have trapped beaver and otter for over 50 years and have yet to see aq beaver "toilet". If Paul Dobbins says they don't exist you can take it to the bank.

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Originally Posted by Fisherman
I have trapped beaver and otter for over 50 years and have yet to see aq beaver "toilet". If Paul Dobbins says they don't exist you can take it to the bank.


I'm not saying they don't exist. I'm saying I've never seen beaver scat laying out of the water. Rally's idea sounds like that's how it could have happened.



Re: Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? [Re: Paul Dobbins] #6593994
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I have notice the last couple of seasons that the beaver are so smart in my area that they are coming out of the water to take a dump, just to throw the trapper off.
Granted it is not common with most beavers, just wicked smart ones. wink



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I will try that picture again tonite Ian sure you folks are smarter than me












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Originally Posted by loosanarrow
Originally Posted by 52Carl
They only poop in the water to mask the sound of their embarrassingly loud farts.



This man is wise. He has obviously knows these creatures well. I laughed so hard I hurt my face the first time i heard it....

I don't think that I read that in a book of The Far Side, but I was clearly channeling Gary Larson as I was typing.

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I try again ! [Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
What am I doing wrong ? It shows the pics then no pics and this text ?












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From this picture, it doesn't look like beaver poop to me.

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Geese poop?


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I am thinking after all this what else it could be .I have see more than my share of Honker poop and not this .There is a pair of Swans that use that lake ,the thing that is odd is the poop is all in that 10x12 or so spot .












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May be swan poop then. I've got two domestic geese and they sleep in roughly the same spot every night and that area is covered in poop. Unfortunately it's right outside my back door. mad

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swan. Bet if you look around you will see some feathers in the area.

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