Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Real Poop

I can't help it. One thing that fascinates me is scat. That's right the remains of what something ate the day before. (That is unless you are a hummingbird and then its only a few hours before.)

On a recent trip to Catalina Island, I had the honor of tagging along with the fox biologists for the Catalina Island Conservancy as they did annual trapping of island foxes to give them health checks. One of the things we came across even before we found an island fox, was their scat.

Look at this scat closely and what do you see?

Is it plant or animal matter? If you want to find out the real scoop on this poop, follow the link to Friends of the Island Fox.

1 comment:

Brent said...

Bats eliminate quickly too. Anything to reduce the dead weight for flight, eh?