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26/03/2014 at 13:29


Whilst wandering the front lawn, I have come across this poo. It's very dark and much smaller than the regular cat poos I find. I am thinking hedgehog, anyone else have any ideas? I am going to be super excited if it is. (I've popped a 5p next to it for scale)



26/03/2014 at 13:43

Are there rats or foxes in your garden

26/03/2014 at 13:48

Never seen a rat,but they could be here.

yes we have foxes, but this is very small poo and doesn't smell foxy

26/03/2014 at 13:53

26/03/2014 at 13:53

That looks like hedgehog poo to me. We get some left on the patio.  I could be revolting and suggest swirling it in some water to see if you get beetle carapaces, but some people might be eating lunch

 I once reconstructed an entire fish skeleton from otter spraints that way.

26/03/2014 at 13:57

Another vote for hedgehog. Rat looks like small torpedoes to me.

26/03/2014 at 14:00

Hedgehog for me too.


26/03/2014 at 14:00

Fidgetbones......It was fish and veg tonight !!!

26/03/2014 at 14:03

I thought rat poo was shiny and sausage shape? fidget I'm going to go and give it a squish in a minute. Will let you know.

26/03/2014 at 14:11

Ok squished a bit of it. No obvious beetle carapaces and no obvious smell.


26/03/2014 at 14:32

Where's Chris Packham when you need him, he loves disecting 'poo' on Springwatch...

26/03/2014 at 15:03

Looks like hedgehog poo to me too -  it's what Hefty the Hedgehog leaves behind in our garden 

26/03/2014 at 15:04

The Lovely Builder says Hedgehog poo too! 

26/03/2014 at 15:19

I am super excited now. Thank you all for you help. We have only been living here a year and we are trying to make the garden as wildlife friendly as possible.

I have just put out a shallow dish of water and later on I shall put out some peanuts out and then watch to see if anyone arrives!



26/03/2014 at 15:22

Well, how considerate is that? Whoever it was left you some money for the inconvenience 

26/03/2014 at 15:25

I have just had an image of a hedgehog with a little money purse around his waist... teehee


26/03/2014 at 15:51

OH. Dove I think i might have a idea where Hefty might have gone.

Only kidding!



26/03/2014 at 16:19

Yes,definitely hedgehog poo.

26/03/2014 at 16:24

Ah the delightful "spending a penny".

26/03/2014 at 16:44

Hefty is welcome to spend a holiday in the sunny south. Although I have to admit it isn't that sunny at the moment.

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