Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Need Some Poo Help

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by etrain16, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,517
    Likes Received:
    19,698
    That's no typo - I'm looking for some help identifying some animal droppings I found in our yard today. We have regular visits from all types of local animals, deer being the largest we see. I've gotten pretty used to identifying the deer droppings. But today I found a pile that doesn't look like any of the deer droppings I've seen before - and this is too large to be anything small.

    So, faced with unknown feces, I took a photo with my size 13 shoe next to it for a size comparison. I did some checking online for some of the larger animals native to this part of Oregon (Willamette valley, just south of Portland). My first thought was to black bear or cougar. Looking online, it would appear to me that this pile could be one of two animals: deer or black bear. And the photos I saw would indicate the bear may be the more likely. I know the deer droppings can clump, but one photo online in particular, from a bear, looked almost identical in size and shape to what I found.

    Knowing there are some more knowledgeable folks than myself on this forum that can possibly identify this, I wanted to run it by you and see what you think. Does it look like deer or a small black bear? If it's bear, should I be concerned? We're semi-rural, but not that far out, so it's not something I would expect to see here.

    Thoughts?

    IMG_5294.JPG
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,788
    Likes Received:
    7,072
    It almost looks like pig but bears are almost like pigs.
    The hoof indicates it's a mature specimen.
     
    Stomper likes this.
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,788
    Likes Received:
    7,072
    That raccoon is going to f you up.
     
  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,517
    Likes Received:
    19,698
    Well, if it's a coon, I'll call .40calruler - he seems to have a handle on the dangerous beasts.

    If it's an elusive bear-pig, well that's a different story. I may need a bigger boat...
     
    Capn Jack and Joe13 like this.
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,788
    Likes Received:
    7,072
    Lol, I do think it's a bear. poop happens
     
    CoastRange57, etrain16 and Joe13 like this.
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    Be careful now asking poo questions, people will think you don't know...er poo.:D
     
  7. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,043
    Likes Received:
    2,187
  8. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,517
    Likes Received:
    19,698
    Yeah, I don't always know my sh!t...;)
     
    BoonDocks36 and Certaindeaf like this.
  9. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    136
    Plainly clear to me you have a homeless guy crapping in your backyard .
    .
     
    hker71, BoonDocks36, BBQ Guy and 2 others like this.
  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,517
    Likes Received:
    19,698
    Great. I'm tired of trapping them. They always just come back again.
     
    BoonDocks36 and Certaindeaf like this.
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,408
    Likes Received:
    7,651
    Deer poo.
    If they are eating some nice green grassy stuff they will poo like this and not just pellets.
     
    salmonriverjohn, Dyjital and etrain16 like this.
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,788
    Likes Received:
    7,072
    The only thing better than a raccoon thread is a bear thread. Bear threads are at the tippy top. This is true.
    What you need is a .460 Weatherby magnum throwing 300's at 4100. Those 200lber's are fierce!
     
  13. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,517
    Likes Received:
    19,698
    Well there was the thread recently that showed iraqveteran8888 shooting a .454 casull through a 20 gauge shotgun. That might just work :eek:
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,408
    Likes Received:
    7,651
    Sure you got the right thread?
     
  15. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,900
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Darn right...I named mine....Bob....Bob would not figure out not to come around. Now Bob RIP.

    Obituary- Bob was a good Raccoon. He was every bit as cute as every other Raccoon. Unfortunately Bob started going after dogs in 40calrulers neighborhood. Now here lies Bob.

    May he RIP and climb many trees without being hosed because of @Just Jim and by 40calruler.

    Ok I am going to finish my kids fort now.....Clearly I am just typing to avoid doing more work today.
     
  16. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,461
    Likes Received:
    7,664
    When in doubt, try tasting a small sample.
    If it's from a deer, it will taste like venison.
    If it's from a bear, then it will taste like, well, what a bear tastes like.
     
    BoonDocks36 and etrain16 like this.
  17. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,289
    Likes Received:
    1,707
  18. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,913
    Likes Received:
    720
    Well after reading I liked this the best :D

    Did you piss off the neighbor o_O
     
    BoonDocks36, lowly monk and mjbskwim like this.
  19. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    558
    I thought this thread was going to be about Constipation and advice on how to clear the plug. :s0107:Those turds are either from a healthy Bear eating a high fiber diet and having a ''Regular'' bowel movement:s0023: or a ''Very'' plugged up Deer. :s0098:Place a dozen Prunes in the general area and if at least half of them are gone, the culprit would be a Constipated Deer. :s0155:If it turns out to be a Bear, well then I am ''Full of S*%#'':s0036:
     
    BoonDocks36 likes this.
  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,912
    Likes Received:
    19,555
    This thread DOES settle the question, "does a bear sheite in the woods?" :rolleyes:
     
    BoonDocks36 likes this.