Deer – Droppings from Rich Diet

Q: I’m trying to find out who left this gift in my yard in Sandy Springs. Could it be a bear? Any ideas?

A: UGA wildlife expert Mike Mengak wildlife expert says since this is on dry pine needles with no obvious sign of rooting it looks like deer scat. Normally deer poop comes as separate pellets – but if they are eating rich vegetation like kudzu, apples, garden vegetables or a fertilized pasture then droppings will look like those in the picture. It is not unusual.



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