• Whose scat is that?

    Question

    How are you with scat identification?

    Naturalist's Response

    Sorry for the delay in response! It is hard to say with 100% certainty but my thought is that this is raccoon scat. The only other possibility could be Black Bear, although they are a state endangered species and not common in Ohio. Typically we do see a few young wandering male Black Bears in our county during the summer months, so it is possible that this is bear scat.

    If you are able to recall the size of the scat, that could also help with identification. Both raccoons and Black Bears feast on berries during the summer, and it’s obvious that this scat is full of blueberries.

    If you have any additional photos or information about this, I’d be happy to look into this further.

    -Chief Naturalist John Kolar