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Beaver Toilets ? Not sure ? #6592847
08/11/19 09:13 PM
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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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Did it taste like vanilla or did it taste like crawdad?


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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.
Tom


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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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