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Mystery animal poop in garden. Can anyone identify?

Hi everyone
this is my first post and it's a gross one! An animal that is only appearing during night or early mourning is pooping on my garden grass. Its only been for a week but I can't figure out which animal it is. Ive been researching all week of what it can be with no luck. :/ it's getting really irritating as its pooping all over the lawn (particularly around the edges of it). The poop is always black and white (I'll attach pics at end). It's no bigger that the size of yr thumb. The picture I've attached shows a new scat found this mourning beside a 4 inch pen. It doesn't look like cat poop, nor does it look like hedgehog, fog or badger poop. It almost looks like bird poop Cause it got white on it but it's to big. Also I mainly only find it at edges and I don't think birds are out a night :/. I'd be so grateful for any help as is very annoying. It hasn't any Oder. I'm mainly concerned Incase it's harmful to my pets or the family as I don't want worms brought in or any other bacteria / parasite. Thanks in advance 



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359
    I think it's a bird, 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    Wood pigeon? Looks like it - we have plenty of them here.  They produce a lot  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,081
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,980
    It's a bird of some kind, wood pigeon, pheasant or even chicken or duck.

    I bet they're all up earlier than you are  ;)

    Bird poo has the white layer on it as they don't urinate separately. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,980
    Owls and other raptors usually regurgitate skin, fur, bones etc in large pellets rather than passing them in poo. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FireFire Posts: 18,121
    As Pansyface says - everything that breathes poops. It's not gross. It's Life.
  • shazza 3shazza 3 Posts: 197
    it doesn't look like any poop from the pigeons where I live, theirs is white splatter and they don't tend to land on garden to poop either, they usually do it mid-air as my car can verify !!!! could it be seagull ???? maybe it's only around the edge because that's where they swoop and poop ???
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,980
    Depends what they're eating. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,180
    Depends what they're eating. 
    With gulls I'd rather not know. :s
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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