Do you know how to identify animal poop?
It's a stinky question, no doubt about it.
Sometimes identifying animal droppings in the woods isn't as easy as you might think. Animal fecal matter can take on many different appearances, and some outdoorsmen and women might get confused. Especially since some forms of animal feces can look so similar to one another.
So, here is your chance to test your critter excrement identification skills.
In all honesty, it's a good idea to practice scat ID. It may seem weird to study the pooping habits of some animals, but it will make you a more seasoned hunter and outdoorsman!
Most are common North American critters, but we're throwing a few animals from all over the world into the mix just to make this more challenging. Can you identify these 12 wild animal turd examples just based on photos alone?
Make your guesses and then scroll to the bottom to see the answers.
Do you know your poop?
Animals poop literally everywhere, but let's face it, not a lot of us pay attention to what they're leaving behind.
Let's see how you did!
The correct answers are:
4. Grizzly Bear
5. Wild Boar
10. Wombat (Yes, it comes in cube form. Weird huh?)
So, how many did you get right? Are you a master woodsman and tracker? Or are you spending too much time in urban areas? We're willing to give you a little leeway if you were close.
Identifying the poop that animals leave behind is a real challenge, but with a little practice, you'll get better at it and it will make you that much more knowledgeable about the great outdoors in the process!