Deer Scat



This form of deer scat is a cluster of pellets. This form usually occurs when the animal has been eating moister food. The scat in this picture is from a black-tailed deer. Photo taken at Albee Creek Campground, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California.


Blacktailed deer scat. Photo  Kim A. Cabrera 2007

Blacktailed deer scat. Photo  Kim A. Cabrera 2007

Typical form of deer scat is a pellet, often found in large quantities where the animal stopped to defecate.


Blacktailed deer scat. Photo  Kim A. Cabrera 2007

The clustered form like the one at left is due to moisture content and type of food eaten. Scats with more moisture are often loose or formless.
A close-up showing deer scat. One end shows a slight dimple. The opposite end shows somewhat of a point.

Blacktailed deer scat. Photo copyright by Kim A. Cabrera 2007. Do not use without permission.


For more deer signs, see the:

Main Deer Tracks and Signs page

Deer Feeding Signs page

Deer Scats page 1

Deer Bucks Photos



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