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Identify purple poop found in garden

Hi,

I've found this poop in my garden today and not sure what it is. Was worried at first our dog was very unwell. 

We live in Stockport and our back garden backs onto a field. There are a lot of foxes in the area but it doesn't look particularly fox like. 

Any suggestions? Thanks 
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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,005
    Somebody's been at the blackberries!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,489
    Not a typical fox poo ... but as Buttercupdays says ... he's been making a piggy of himself with the blackberries ... he'll have the collywobbles if he carries on like that.  :/
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  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 576
    Squrrel?
  • shazza 3shazza 3 Posts: 167
    it definitely looks like fox to me
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653
    A fox that’s been entirely dependent on berries/fruit like Dove says
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
    Is the long firm bit a tape worm that it has now got rid off
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Unlikely.  Tapeworms have segmented bodies, new segments grow behind the head and the old ones, full of eggs, drop off one by one and are passed in faeces.  A whole tapeworm would only be passed if the host has been treated with worming medicine.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Does it smell awful? You don't need to get close!
    If it does, it's fox poo.
     
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,807
    Tapeworms were the one thing that genuinely terrified me at school biology lessons
    Urrgh   :(
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • B3 said:
    Does it smell awful? You don't need to get close!
    If it does, it's fox poo.
     
    No, no smell
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