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CandidaAlbicans2 Mon 14-Sep-20 14:13:54

Recently moved into my new home and am intrigued by what animal(s) are leaving these turds all over my garden. There seems to be a new one appearing at least every other day and there are lots, but I don't own a pet so they're from something coming into the garden. The fences are all round and about 5' high, and the only gap is about 5" underneath my gate. Any ideas?

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Bigfatpicnic Mon 14-Sep-20 14:15:11

Fox! 🦊

CandidaAlbicans2 Mon 14-Sep-20 14:15:20

By the way, that white sausage thing is my finger (for scale) grin

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Truzza Mon 14-Sep-20 14:16:36

Defo cat poo I'd say as wild animals tend to have more bits in them! And not so refined 😂

Iconical Mon 14-Sep-20 14:20:53

Not a fox, fox poo is darker and sticky

Small dog bites not from what you say and do a cat on a wet food diet / it is a very light coloured poo

Baaaahhhhh Mon 14-Sep-20 14:24:30

I was going to say fox or cat. If it is a cat, it would help to keep your grass way short, they don't usually just lay a log like that, as they like to dig and cover, odd that the grass hasn't been scratched.....

BaronessBomburst Mon 14-Sep-20 14:24:37

Looks like cat poo to me.

justanotherneighinparadise Mon 14-Sep-20 14:27:36

I would say cat pop.

justanotherneighinparadise Mon 14-Sep-20 14:27:53

*poo 🙄

Iconical Mon 14-Sep-20 15:06:19

What does it smell like?

Bluesheep8 Mon 14-Sep-20 16:00:50

What does it smell like? shock

timeforawine Mon 14-Sep-20 16:02:40

I'd say cat poo. (i have 2 indoor cats)

Stompythedinosaur Mon 14-Sep-20 16:03:10

Looks like cat poo.

Stompythedinosaur Mon 14-Sep-20 16:03:43

Fox poo is truly vile and very strong smelling. It's sort of sticky.

PolarBearStrength Mon 14-Sep-20 16:14:49

Looks like cat to me too! Neighbours cat loves our veggie patch 😬 a net will be going up next year!

Pavlova31 Mon 14-Sep-20 18:12:00

Fox i think.
Actually saw it doing it so no doubt blush

CandidaAlbicans2 Mon 14-Sep-20 18:21:26

Thanks everyone smile
It doesn't smell strongly at all, and it makes sense if it's cat poo. My neighbours have 2 and I've seen them in the garden. Maybe I should chuck it over the fence seeing as it's probably theirs wink

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CandidaAlbicans2 Tue 15-Sep-20 11:38:32

Well, last night I looked out of my window and there, sat on my lawn, was one of my NDN's 2 cats, so I suspect that's the culprit hmm Not good news as I'm a keen gardener and plan to grow my own veg there next year, and I've had cat issues in a previous home (digging up my carefully sown seed beds, burying turds in borders which I then find when weeding [puke] etc). Thankfully NDNs are moving out in a few weeks so owner can move back in and I really hope that he doesn't have cats too! Trying very hard not to get tense about it as I love my new home and this would be a potential big source of frustration sad

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OwenJonesCleaner Tue 15-Sep-20 11:41:15

fox poo is nearly black. That's cat poo.

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