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Perry

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Okay I need a positive identification from The Team. Morgan County, Utah. 5,100 ft December. Pretty sure it’s elk.





There was lots of deer scat around... much smaller and rounder than this.

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These are from 2009, taken in Lost Spring Wash in the eastern San Rafael Swell, south of Woodside, Utah. I'm pretty sure it's bear scat, which is a little unnerving 'cause I've camped in nearby Cottonwood Wash many times and wouldn't expect to run into a black bear there.

Torrey on the ATV for scale (before she was a white-faced old lady)
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Bear(?) scat? Full of juniper berries and a little bit of grass.
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Bear(?) scat?
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Yes possibly Bear Scat. Bears are omnivores and can be both in the lower elevations and higher elevations. looks like quite large scat as compared to the vehicle's tires. Just my opinion.
 
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I am a total novice at identifying flora and fauna but am eager to learn. Many times we don't see animals in the back country but often they leave behind their scat. We have many members who might be professional wildlife biologists or at least know their sh*t. @scatman may be one of them, hrm. So, I thought it might be educational to have a thread where we could post pictures of scat to be identified by our highly qualified scat scan crew in hopes to provide a way for us novices to learn more about our environment.

Along with posting pictures it might be helpful to post details about the location, elevation, time of year, etc. to aid in accurate identification. I'll defer to our scat scan crew for exactly what details would be most helpful.

So, I'll go first. I'm fairly sure the picture below is from a mule deer. It was taken in late October in the Wasatch Mountains at approximately 6,000 ft. The 72mm lens cap added for scale. Can we get confirmation from the Crew?

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