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Can anybody help me identify these droppings which have started to appear in my mums garden?

They have only started to appear over the last week or so and they are appearing on a morning. They are in various parts of the garden and on top of a storage box. These are pics taken about 8.00 this morning and they still look fresh. 

Thanks in advance.
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  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Its hard to tell how big they are from the photos. A coin next to them might give some scale.

    Apart from that, can you see anything in them that might give a clue, seeds or beetle carcasses? Hedgehogs have a lot of those in their poo. These dont look long enough for hedgehog though. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,307
    Any squirrels in the vicinity?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • sallysgarden123sallysgarden123 Posts: 3
    edited May 2018
    No squirrels have been spotted.

    This is a 1p coin at the side, nothing noticeable other than some green colour, the droppings vary a lot in size also.

    Do you think there is any chance these could be rat droppings?

    Thanks
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,307
    Yes, at that size there's a strong chance that they're rat droppings. 

    http://www.downthelane.net/garden-wildlife/identifying-animal-droppings.php 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Rat droppings are more pellet shaped. Those look as if they could be some kind of bird droppings.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,550
    Pretty certain they're not hedgehog poo.
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653
    Yeah, not a hog 
  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 481
    If they appear overnight and the droppings are clustered then it’s more likely rat than bird. 
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