Anybody know what bear scat looks like?

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  1. PapaDave

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    Ok, before I post pics, thought I'd get a concensus and or an ok from a mod. Any problem posting a pic of what I think is bear poop?
    I've checked online, and seen plenty of pics, but would like some verification, if possible.
    Found a pile in the middle of the path going to the field, and it's closer to the house than the pile I found in the woods last year. I'm not freaking out, just curious. We have some friends a few miles north who have had bear visits in the front yard. Mind you, they're more in the woods than we are.
     
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    Very slow around here, shoot away. I have dealt with a bear or 2 in the past.
     
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    if it's griz scat it's full of whistles and smells like pepper.
     
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    Dave, Would appreciate some pics as I have been out snowshoeing during the winter and have run into something similar but didn't take pics. Post away please.
     
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    Post the pics. If we think they're disgusting, I'll delete 'em. If we see images of religious figures in 'em, I'll put 'em on eBay. Rick
     
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    Fair enough, but I get the biggest %.
     
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    Ratman, funny, but old.
    No grizzlies in Mi. that I know about.
    For everyone's viewing pleasure, I give you ......poop.
     

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    Here's a couple more, with the tale of the tape.
    Looks like berry pits and some other kind of berry, and a small amount of hair in the middle of all this crap.
     

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    It may be, but those are some small piles compared to what I've seen around here. Bear scat I've seen typically has berries/seeds like that...can't say that I see anything that will fetch $$ on Ebay though.
     
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    Definitely bear. Round like that and full of berries during berry season.
     
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    Well, holy crap. :lol:
    The one I found in the woods last year was smaller than this one.
    Maybe I should stay out of the woods.
    I've been using that path to put up the 2012-13 wood in the field. One day it was clear, the next day, BAM! Poop. Lots 'o bunny poop, and deer too. Maybe the dogs are attracting him/her. Nah.
    Thanks, Kathleen.
     
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    not holy enough for ebay :lol:

    In my former life I worked as a wildlife biologist and saw lots and lots of bear scat. It is pretty small. Maybe a yearling. It's possible your bear is accessing a berry patch nearby and is not planning to stay around once that resource is gone. Hopefully!!
     
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    Not so fast...I'm still staring at the pics and waiting for my meds to kick in. :wow:
     
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    friend of mine sent me this pic from his place.
    he is hunting Black Bear this week and watched the smaller bear drop it when he was in the treestand ;-P



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    This guy comes around in the spring if we have feed in the bird feeders, use to see his bear scat.


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    Yep, you are in bear territory. He won't touch your wood, just don't leave any garabage around and he will move on. Take some bear/dog spray or a rifle of some sort with you if he makes you uneasy.
     
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    Wood is OK- bird feeders and pic-a-nic baskets are in peril
     
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    Even before seeing the other threads I thought it looked like bear poop -- at least poop from the black bears we have here in Maine.

    I don't know if the black bears are any different than the ones here in Maine . . . but here the black bears are rather skittish unless they're foraging for food at bird feeders after a long winter's hibernation or if they have a young cub(s) with them. Most of the ones I've seen don't stick around long and try to avoid contact with people . . . I wouldn't be too nervous.
     
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    Ours looks more like a pile of blackberries run through a food processor this time of year.
     
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    That looks almost exactly like what I found, before I started messing with it. Nothing worth ebay in that one either.
    Rick, ......meds kick in yet?
     
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    As long as he leaves the firewood alone, he's free to wander through. :coolsmile:
     
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    AP, no bird feeders, but we do have pic-a-nic baskets all over the place.
    I should go take those down?
    Gives me an idea. I think I'll call him Yogi.
     
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    had this happen to me a couple years ago across the road..

    was out cutting and when i turned the saw off i heard this stomping/huffing??? come to find out Black Bears do this when agitated, which i didnt know at the time and stupid me went and had a look to see what the noise was :cheese:

    I WONT DO THAT AGAIN!!!!!! :)

    put the game cam out later that day and have a pic of it at home which i will put up later...

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    Oh yeah...I'm seeing all sorts of things in these pics. %-P
     
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    Gosh, I can't even recall the last time I even heard of anyone being "attacked" by a black bear in New England. From what I hear though, the Asian Black Bear is extremely aggressive and will chase you for fun.
     
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